Anthias & Perciformes

Anthias and damselfish are very popular fishes for the marine aquarium. Specially anthias from the Indo-Pacific ocean of pseudoanthias species like jazzy orange coloured and easy to be maintained jewel- anthias pseudanthias squamipinnis, pseudanthias cooperi, pseudanthias dispar and pseudoanthias tuka are the ones usually marvelled at in the marine aquarium. Anthias are schooling fishes and should thus be kept with at least 4-5 specimen. In the aquarium the anthias usually remain small which reach a final size of upto 13cm-15cm in the sea.\n\nDue to the necessary school of fishes, an aquarium of 500l is recommended.\n\n Damselfish like the known Chromis viridis (chromis) are managed easily as schooling fishes but they are a lot more aggresive than anthias and thus form couples and mark their territories. The same applies to other damselfishes too like yellowtail damsel (Chrysiptera parasema) or Dascyllus melanurus (Blacktail-dascyllus) which are also found in nature in schools but are very less in number in the aquarium. If one has a sufficiently large tank,then it is possible to keep a school of fishes, in small tanks it becomes difficult to keep pairs.\n




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Chromis viridis - Blue Green Damselfish



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Chromis viridis - Blue Green Damselfish

Chromis viridis - Blue Green Damselfish

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias



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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias

Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias

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Sample Picture. Size L.

Latin Name:

Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Common Name:

Lyretail Anthias

Adult Size:

13cm - 15 cm

Aquarium size:

from 500l

Feeding:

frozen or live food (Mysis, Artemia, Calanus, mussel meat, lobster eggs, zooplankton)

Temperature:

24°C - 27°C

Care Level:

demanding

Temperament:

peaceful, keep in harem (1 male + several females)


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Pseudanthias dispar - Peach fairy basslet



EUR 19,90 *

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Pseudanthias dispar - Peach fairy basslet

Pseudanthias dispar - Peach fairy basslet

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Neopomacentrus nemurus - Yellow-tail demoiselle



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Neopomacentrus nemurus - Yellow-tail demoiselle

Neopomacentrus nemurus - Yellow-tail demoiselle

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Sample Picture The Yellow-tail demoiselle is a peaceful and small (6-7,5 cm length) fish that is suitable fo tanks of 200l and up....

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Pseudanthias evansi - Yellowback anthias



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Pseudanthias evansi - Yellowback anthias

Pseudanthias evansi - Yellowback anthias

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Chrysiptera cyanea - Blue Damselfish



EUR 8,90 *

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Chrysiptera cyanea - Blue Damselfish

Chrysiptera cyanea - Blue Damselfish

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Apogon maculatus - Flamefish



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Apogon maculatus - Flamefish

Apogon maculatus - Flamefish

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Sample picture. Beautiful cardinalfish, but aggressive against its own species - keep single individuals only! May hunt shrimp.

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Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma



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Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma

Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma

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Abudefduf saxatilis - Sergeant Major



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Abudefduf saxatilis - Sergeant Major

Abudefduf saxatilis - Sergeant Major

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Sample Picture A typical damselfish. Lives in swarms as juveniles, but becomes territorial with age.

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Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus - Damsel



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Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus - Damsel

Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus - Damsel

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Sample picture. Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus is very similar to the Azure Demoiselle, but has a rounder body. Their behavior is...

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Ostothinchus (Apogon) moluccensis - Moluccan Cardinalfish



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Ostothinchus (Apogon) moluccensis - Moluccan Cardinalfish

Ostothinchus (Apogon) moluccensis - Moluccan Cardinalfish

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Pictichromis diadema - Diadem dottyback



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Pictichromis diadema - Diadem dottyback

Pictichromis diadema - Diadem dottyback

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Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias



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Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias

Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias

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Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish



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Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish

Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish

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Chromis cyanea - Blue Chromis



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Chromis cyanea - Blue Chromis

Chromis cyanea - Blue Chromis

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Neoglyphidodon melas - Bowtie Damselfish



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Neoglyphidodon melas - Bowtie Damselfish

Neoglyphidodon melas - Bowtie Damselfish

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Sample picture. The Bowtie Damselfish is a slightly larger basslet that has an attractive juvenile coloration. It is adviseable not to...

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Dascyllus melanurus - Blacktail humbug



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Dascyllus melanurus - Blacktail humbug

Dascyllus melanurus - Blacktail humbug

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Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus - Damsel (3-pack)



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Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus - Damsel (3-pack)

Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus - Damsel (3-pack)

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Sample picture. Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus is similar in color to the Azure Demoiselle, but its body is more rounded. In its...

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Pseudanthias dispar - Peach fairy basslet (3-pack)



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Pseudanthias dispar - Peach fairy basslet (3-pack)

Pseudanthias dispar - Peach fairy basslet (3-pack)

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Pseudanthias huchtii - Redcheek Anthias



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Pseudanthias huchtii - Redcheek Anthias

Pseudanthias huchtii - Redcheek Anthias

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Pomacentrus indicus - Indian damsel



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Pomacentrus indicus - Indian damsel

Pomacentrus indicus - Indian damsel

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Sample picture. Nice little demoiselle with distinct orange marking.

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias (Male)



EUR 24,90 *

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias (Male)

Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias (Male)

EUR 24,90 *

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Sample Picture. Size L.

Latin Name:

Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Common Name:

Lyretail Anthias

Adult Size:

13cm - 15 cm

Aquarium size:

from 500l

Feeding:

frozen or live food (Mysis, Artemia, Calanus, mussel meat, lobster eggs, zooplankton)

Temperature:

24°C - 27°C

Care Level:

demanding

Temperament:

peaceful, keep in harem (1 male + several females)


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Pseudanthias bimaculatus - Scribble Anthias - Rare! (female)



EUR 59,90 *

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Pseudanthias bimaculatus - Scribble Anthias - Rare! (female)

Pseudanthias bimaculatus - Scribble Anthias - Rare! (female)

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Chrysiptera cyanea - Blue Damselfish (3-Pack)



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Chrysiptera cyanea - Blue Damselfish (3-Pack)

Chrysiptera cyanea - Blue Damselfish (3-Pack)

EUR 26,70 *

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WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get"). You will get exactly the coral shown on the picture.
The reference point for the size of the shown coral is the plate. Each square has the size of 1,3cm x 1,3cm.


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Anthias & Perciformes

Keeping damsel fish and Anthias

"Harem or solo? It depends... "

Generally there are exceptions of ruffians in the damsel fishes like pseudoanthias-species – please be informed before buying!\n

Feeding of anthias & damsel fishes

Anthias live on plankton which they usually have even in open water. They eat continuously in the sea, in the same manner, they should be fed often during familiarization. Once they are familiar with the surroundings, then it is easy to keep anthias P. squamipinnis by feeding just ca. 2 times a day. We recommend NYOS Goldpods for all anthias which can be added through a dosing pump several times a day.\n\nThe changeover to new food habits can be very tricky for few species like P. ventralis or P. Tuka in which case these species are recommended only to experienced aquarists. Our anthias are sold as fixed-feed,i.e. they accept frozen food very well. Please check with us about the feed varieties used for individual species.\n

Tanksize and behaviour

Anthias have a very interesting swimming behaviour which can be observed only in aquariums upto 500l. Each harem consists of one male fish with several female fishes in a different hierarchy. If the male anthias dies or has become weak due to some disease, the highest-ranking female fish converts to a male within few months.\n

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Buy and order anthias online:

When ordering online, you can select anthias at Whitecorals: Either you decide directly for a harem with one male and several females which we can arrange for you. Alternatively, you can order females only out of which the highest -ranking would convert to male. Please try not to put two males in one tank.

Problems and diseases in anthias: Pop eyes

In addition to the somewhat tricky feeding during familiarization, the male anthias are susceptible to so called „Pop eyes“. This is due to the intra-species skirmishes of ranking in the harem and stress in the tank. In nature, this would cause death of the animal. In the aquarium the swelling rebuilds often, sometimes even leading to blindness. A good and vitamin-rich food and limited stress in the tank supports the healing process.\n

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