Bicolor Anthias

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Bicolor Anthias

This marine aquarium fish is known as Bicolor Anthias and the correct latin name is Pseudanthias bicolor. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Basses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Bicolor Anthias can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Bicolor Anthias fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A planktivore; Prefers amphipods.

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