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
|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
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
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.