Red Cheek Anthias

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Pseudanthias huchtii - (Bleeker, 1857)
Red Cheek Anthias

One of the best choices of aquarium anthias. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This is a hardy anthias that may be seen in different color forms, often green, but always with a distinctive red slash on its cheek.

Males are considerably larger than females. Keep singly or in a group with one male to at least five females.

Family: Anthiinae

Other common name(s):

  • Green Anthias
  • Threadfin Anthias
  • Red-cheeked Fairy Basslet

Native range:

Habitat: Open water just above coral growth where it can rapidly take shelter if predators approach.

Maximum length: 12 cm (5 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 209 L (55 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

General swimming level: Midwater.

[edit] Feeding

Meaty foods, including finely shredded frozen seafood, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations, pigment-enriched flake food and Cyclop-eeze. Feed at least twice per day— preferably more often.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Will not bother invertebrates but may quarrel with other zooplankton feeders.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Red Cheek AnthiasRDF feed
Common name Red Cheek Anthias  +, Green Anthias  +, Threadfin Anthias  +, and Red-cheeked Fairy Basslet  +
Family Anthiinae  +
Genus Pseudanthias  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 5 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 55 gal  +
Native range West Central Pacific  +, Philippines  +, Great Barrier Reef  +, Palau  +, and Vanuatu  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name huchtii  +
Swimming level Midwater.  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +