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As with all anthias, there is one male; a super male; and a harem of females. The males are usually much more colorful than the females. All anthias eat food out of the water column and need to be feed a couple of times a day to survive. This will put an additional load on your tank, so you need to take that into consideration when getting an anthias. Anthias are a tough fish to keep; most don’t eat the right food, or any food, and die from starvation. They require large tanks with fast-moving water, rock overhangs for shelter, shade from the lights, and non-aggressive tank mates. You also need to keep a group of one male and several females together, as they do better that way. These fish really should be left to experts or people with large and established reef tanks.

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