Anthias – Huchtii Anthias (Pseudanthias huchtii)

Updated on January 30, 2021 by

Native to the reefs of Cebu and the Solomon Islands, the Huchtii Anthias otherwise known as the Redcheek or Green Anthias is one of the most beautiful species of the Anthias family.

Quick stats – Huchtii Anthias

Category Info
Origin Fiji, Indonesia
Max size 4.75” / 12.10 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 Blue, orange, yellow
Lifespan 3-5 years

Huchtii Anthias description

The males have a yellowish green coloration along with an orange stripe that is found behind the eye. The fins are outlined with an electric blue coloration. However, the females do not have the bright coloration of the males but possess the same orange stripe behind the eyes.

They are active species often occupying the middle region of their tank and have the tendency of encouraging shier fish species to come out of their hiding and enjoy the view of their aquarium home.

The Huchtii Anthias just as with most Anthias species are hermaphrodites with the largest and dominant female of the group often morphing into a male in the absence of any males.

Huchtii Anthias in the ideal aquarium

Pseudanthias huchtii

Setting up the best aquarium for the Huchtii Anthias will require a well filtered minimum of 125 gallons / 473.2 litres to house a few individuals of Huchtii Anthias.

Although they are active species and middle dwellers, they enjoy an aquarium tank with lots of hiding places.

Huchtii Anthias feeding

Lyretail 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.