The Dispar Anthias is commonly known as the Madder Seaperch. Males have a bright red dorsal fin and lack any red stripes on their tail. The female may display a yellowish-orange on the top and pale lavender to white on the underside.
The Dispar Anthias is a reef inhabitant in the wild. It is a shallow water species that thrives best in a 125 gallon aquarium with one male and up to ten females. When housed singly, 70 gallon tank is sufficient.
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.
Once acclimated to a new aquarium, anthias do best when fed a varied diet of
frozen mysis shrimp, enriched
frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat
high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious
live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium 2" to 3"; Large 3" to 4"
Blake Hogg Atlanta, GA
Full of personality. When I first recieved this fish, it was quite dosile and hid in the back of my tank. Now he demands attention in every part of my tank. He loves to buddy up with a fish for the day especially my over aggresive Yellow Tang. He never tries to bully any of my fish and adds unique color to my tank.