Lyretail Female

Species information for the Lyretail Female, in the Anthias category.

  1. FAMILY - Serranidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudanthias Squamipinnis

    COMMON NAME - Lyretail Anthias (Scalefin Anthias, Jewel Anthias)

    SIZE - 4.7" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Small pieces of marine meaty foods, mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, frozen marine preparations (cyclops, small krill, zooplankton) feed at least 2 times to 4 times a day.



    CAPTIVE CARE - Can be keep in a group of one male and eight plus females if the tank is large enough (180 US Gal. - 681 L), somewhat territorial and can be aggressive to peaceful tankmates including members of its own genus. In order to keep color bright a varied diet is needed.

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