Square Spot Anthias

Species information for the Square Spot Anthias, in the Anthias category.

  1. FAMILY - Serranidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudanthias Pieurotaenia

    COMMON NAME - Squarespot Anthias (Squareblock Anthias, Squareback Anthias)

    SIZE - 7.9" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Western and South Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 70 US Gal. (265 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied finely chopped marine meaty fare for zooplankton feeders, mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp. Feed at least 3 times a day


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Yes, however, does not adapt well to intense lighting.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Larger tanks with plenty of hiding places a plus, slow to acclimate, tendency to hide while acclimating, keep singly if tank is 135 US Gal. (511 L) or smaller, if larger one male and six or more females can be housed together, may be aggressive with other zooplankton feeders.

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