Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Lori's Anthias
Lori's Anthias
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Lori's Anthias (Pseudanthias lori)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4¾"
Color Form Orange, Red
Diet Carnivore
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Origin Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu
Family Serranidae
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The Lori's Anthias was identified just 25 years ago. Also known as the Queen Tiger or Tiger Queen Anthias, it is often found in the wild swimming in deep water with other Pseudanthias. We offer this species from the Cook Islands and Fiji only, as these fish are captured and handled properly. It is peach to orange in color, with broad darker stripes on the dorsal part of the body.

If kept singly, a four foot aquarium is sufficient; however, if keeping a group of Lori's Anthias, use a 70 gallon aquarium or larger. This variety is more docile than most Anthias varieties and will normally be harassed by other more pugnacious species of Anthias if kept in the same aquarium together. Groups of Anthias should be limited to all juveniles or females, and only one male. Numerous caves and other hiding places should be provided so that the more passive fish among the group can find shelter.

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"

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