Anthias – Bloodspot Anthias (Pseudanthias luzonesis)

Updated on January 30, 2021 by

Bloodspot Anthias is a great choice to add beauty and decor to the tank. Owing to their body coloration and pattern, the Bloodspot Anthias is also called the Yellowlined Anthias.

Quick stats – Bloodspot Anthias

Category Info
Origin Indonesia
Max size 5” / 12.70 cm
Aquarium Min. 125 gallons / 473.2 litres
Water 72-78° F / 22-25° C

dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

sg 1.020-1.025
Care level Moderate
Behaviour Semi-aggressive
Diet Carnivore
Family Serranidae
Colors Orange, yellow
Lifespan 3-5 years

Bloodspot Anthias description

The Bloodspot Anthias males possess three yellow lines along their body and a red spot that adorns their dorsal fin.
They also have a yellow head that fades to a vibrant yellow as it runs to the tail.

As with other Anthias species, the Bloodspot Anthias are hermaphrodites with the largest and dominant female of the group often morphing into a male in the absence of other males.

In the wild they are often found along the steep reef faces and drop-off areas of their natural habitat.

Bloodspot Anthias in the ideal aquarium

Bloodspot Anthias - Pseudanthias Luzonensis

Setting up the best aquarium home for the Bloodspot Anthias would require a well filtered species-specific aquarium of 125 gallons/473.2litres tank to house a group of one male with few females.

Although Bloodspot Anthias are middle dwellers with no preference to a particular substrate, they tend to enjoy an environment with lots of caves to provide them with hiding places.

Bloodspot Anthias feeding

Bloodspot Anthias are carnivores with high planktivorous appetite.

They can be fed with meaty foods including live and frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp. An attached refugium that ensures the cultivation of copepods and amphipods will also provide these species with nutritious live foods.

With time they will accept high-quality flaked foods, but should be offered in small quantities throughout the day.