Bali Lunate Anthias
Scientific Name: Pseudanthias charleneaeSpecies: Serranidae
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Carnivore, planktivore
Max Size: 5"
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Relative Care: Difficult
Photo Courtesy of Gary Allen, Felicia McCaulley
The Bali Lunate Anthias, P. charleneae, is closely related to the Lunate Goldie Anthias and may sometimes be referred to as Pseudanthias cf. lunulatus. It is a deepwater Anthias that is not often collected for the aquarium hobby. It is sensitive to shipping and can be difficult to acclimate to the home aquarium. Keep lighting low when acclimating this species. Always keep the aquarium oxygenated and provide plenty of caves and hiding places. Feed a variety of meaty foods like mysis, copepods, and enriched live adult Artemia. They may be kept singly, but harems with one male and many females may be kept in very large aquariums.