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Bartlett's Anthias
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Bartlett's Anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 3½"
Origin Marshall Islands
Family Serranidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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The Bartlett's Anthias is also known as the Bartlett’s Fairy Bass. The males have a more intense coloration with a violet body and yellow running along the back through the upper caudal lobe. The females tend to be lavender in color with a yellow back and caudal fin.

The Bartlett's Anthias does best when kept with its own kind in a species tank of at least 70 gallons but also makes a beautiful addition to the peaceful fish-only marine aquarium as well as the mixed reef aquarium. The Bartlett's Anthias will predominantly occupy the middle of the aquarium water column but will venture freely into all regions of the aquarium injecting vibrant color where ever it swims.

To best recreate a natural reef environment for the Bartlett’s Anthias, aquascape with a generous amount of live rock and create slopes, caves, and overhangs for an interesting and diverse reef aquarium landscape. Provide good water movement with the addition of a powerhead or wavemaker and ensure high water quality associated with the reef environment.

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" to 1-1/2", Medium 1-1/2" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Jason H Mobile , AL
Great little fish. She was very shy when I first introduced her. After a few weeks though, she is all over the tank. Very glad I picked this one up from DFS.
Rusty W Bossier , LA
I recently bought a male and 2 females from Diver's Den. They were very alert and healthy when I recieved them. The male I got looks awesome, mostly a vibrant pink with streamers on the tail. DFS does such a great job at shipping fish. They use seven bags, one being black, to ship each fish! Don't buy from anyone else! Thank You DFS.
Double A Seattle , WA
I received two trios from the Diver's Den and all I have to say is WOW! Fantastic looking fish. According to LA's feeding chart, they were feeding frozen food mostly. All anthias were eating NLS pellets on the first day with gusto! These guys were jumping all over the place during acclimation, so make sure you cover up your buckets when they arrive. It goes without saying that you should have some sort of covering on your tank as well. Beautiful fish - they were not shy at all. All looked curious when i walked by the tank. They also followed me around on day two, showing recognition that I was feeding them. LA and the Diver's Den definitely had these guys acclimated to captivity. If you have the room, stock these anthias, they make a great display fish all on their own!
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