Fathead Anthias

Species information for the Fathead Anthias, in the Anthias category.

  1. FAMILY - Serranidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Serranocirrhitus Latus

    COMMON NAME - Fathead Anthias (Hawkfish Anthias)

    SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm )

    RANGE - Western and South Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. ( 114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine meaty foods for zooplankton feeders, Mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, marine freozen fare, cyclopes, zooplankton Feed min. 2-4 times a day



    CAPTIVE CARE - Will do better in a deep reef, rocky caves, hiding places, passive tankmates (gobies, comets, reef basslets, assessors, dragonets), low lighting or ability to get out of the intense reef lighting, will fight with members of its own species. A deep water fish that does not capture well and does not spend most of its time in the water column. Tends to rest on the rock work etc. Keep only one male per tank and in larger systems a proven pair or trio can be attempted with caution.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 13, 2013
    jhnrb, Nov 25, 2008