Fish Type: Anthias
Scientific Name: Odontanthias borbonius
Max Size: 6"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 Gallon
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Jesse (Buckeye Reef)
The Borbonius Anthias, also known as the Blotchy Anthias, is a very rare deepwater anthias, which lives in a temperature range of 72 degrees to 77 degrees in nature, although, in its widespread distribution, it can sometimes be found in waters up to 80 degrees. It fares better in a cooler tank, and is not recommended for any tank that runs overly hot. They are often found to be solitary, and so do not need to be kept in a shoal. Generally, it is never found far from a cave or crevice in which it can take refuge. As this is a very deepwater Anthias, it will need gradual introduction to the brighter lights of our aquariums. It is best suited to tanks which have an element of shaded areas. Most are hardy and readily take to prepared food if properly handled and acclimated. Note that this fish used to fall under the Holanthias genus.