Purple Queen Anthias

Species information for the Purple Queen Anthias, in the Anthias category.

  1. FAMILY - Serranidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudanthias Pascalus

    COMMON NAME - Purple Queen Anthias (Amethyst Anthias, Sailfin Anthias)

    SIZE - 6.7" (17 cm)

    RANGE - Western and South Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of marine frozen preparations for zooplankton feeders, mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp. Feed at least 3 times a day

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 4

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Yes in deep water reef tank for best results. (25 - 29" deep min.)

    CAPTIVE CARE - May refuse to eat, subject to parasitic infections, one male and 5+ females with plenty of swimming room in upper levels of tank for best setup, various shelter sites a must, do not mix with aggressing tankmates, a plankton refugium to supply constant live foods to the main tank a plus, may loose coloration in absence of vitamin enriched foods, adding to a tank with established anthias may help acclimation and feeding response.

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