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Dispar Anthias
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Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Purple, Red, White, 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 4"
Origin Indonesia
Family Serranidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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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"

Customer Testimonials

Blake H 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.
Lucas M Rochester , NY
Purchased a group of these from the divers den. They add a brilliant splash of color and movement to the aquarium. They are getting along very well with my group of Green Chromis. They started eating frozen food within 24hrs and pellet food after 48hrs. Great grouping/schooling addition to any larger aquarium.
Gary Holt Grants Pass , OR
Beautiful fish. Didn't take long for it to become one of my favorites. Eats like a little piggy. Its colors almost glow.
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