Fish Types

Fish Types

Bimaculatus Anthias

Details

Scientific Name: Pseudanthias bimaculatus
Family:
Color: pink and yellow

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 125
Max Size: 5"
Relative Care: Moderate

Description

Inhabits deep coastal drop-offs. In Java Sea, taken only in dead reef areas in somewhat turbid water. Closely related species such as P. pleurotaenia and P. bimaculatus may spawn at the same time and produce accidental hybrids.

Each male dominates a group of females and enforces a pecking-order hierarchy. In the event the male is gone, the most dominant female will turn male and assumes the dominant male’s role in the harem. This is very interesting to observer in captivity if the aquarium is large enough. However if confined to a small space the weaker individuals can get harassed into hiding, refusing to eat and wasting away.

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