overviewThe Carberryi Anthias is also known as the Threadfin Anthias and comes from the reefs of the Maldives and is a very striking fish. These Anthias are purple on the head and abdomen area and the back and tail are yellow. They are very active and help to draw out shier fish that share the tank with them.
The Carberryi Anthias does best when kept in a species-specific tank of at least 70-gallons for a group. The Anthias dwells in the middle of a tank but appreciates the availability of several hiding places.
Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place.
The diet is consistent with other members of the Anthias group - zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium, it should be fed a varied diet of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders. They prefer to be fed small quantities, several times daily.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4" Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" Large: 2-1/4" to 3"