The Red Belted Anthias is one of the most beautiful species of the Anthias family with a remarkable
It is a hardy fish species that lighten the reef tank with its exquisite coloration with blends of warm pink, orange and red.
Quick stats – Red Belted 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
|Colors||Red, orange, yellow|
Red Belted Anthias description
Just as the name implies, the Red Belted Anthias is easily identified by a vertical red belt or band that separates the posterior and anterior into two halves.
As with all Anthias species, Red Belted Anthias are hermaphrodites with the most dominant and largest female morphing into a male in the absence of a any other male individuals.
Red Belted Anthias in the ideal aquarium
Although they are active species, often occupying the middle region of the water column, they enjoy a tank with plenty of live rocks to provide them with lots of caves and hiding places.
Red Belted Anthias also requires lots of open and surface areas for proper water oxygenation.
They are also reef inhabitants and can be kept with precious corals, clam mantles and sessile invertebrates.
Red Belted Anthias feeding
Red Belted 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.