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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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias



EUR 19,90 *

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias

Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias

EUR 19,90 *

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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 cooperi - Red-bar anthias



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Pseudanthias cooperi - Red-bar anthias

Pseudanthias cooperi - Red-bar anthias

EUR 29,90 *

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Neopomacentrus cyanomos - Regal demoiselle



EUR 6,90 *

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Neopomacentrus cyanomos - Regal demoiselle

Neopomacentrus cyanomos - Regal demoiselle

EUR 6,90 *

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Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail Dascyllus



EUR 8,90 *

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Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail Dascyllus

Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail Dascyllus

EUR 8,90 *

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Dascyllus carneus - Cloudy Damselfish



EUR 11,90 *

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Dascyllus carneus - Cloudy Damselfish

Dascyllus carneus - Cloudy Damselfish

EUR 11,90 *

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Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish



EUR 9,90 *

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Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish

Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish

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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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Neopomacentrus azysron - Yellow-tail demoiselle



EUR 9,90 *

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Neopomacentrus azysron - Yellow-tail demoiselle

Neopomacentrus azysron - 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 hypselosoma - Stocky anthias



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Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias

Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias

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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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Chrysiptera rollandi - Rolland's Demoiselle



EUR 11,90 *

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Chrysiptera rollandi - Rolland's Demoiselle

Chrysiptera rollandi - Rolland's Demoiselle

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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)

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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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Dascyllus carneus - Cloudy Damselfish 3-pack



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Dascyllus carneus - Cloudy Damselfish 3-pack

Dascyllus carneus - Cloudy Damselfish 3-pack

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias - pack of 3



EUR 57,90 *

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias - pack of 3

Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias - pack of 3

EUR 57,90 *

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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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Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail Dascyllus 3-Pack



EUR 22,50 *

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Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail Dascyllus 3-Pack

Dascyllus aruanus - Whitetail Dascyllus 3-Pack

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias (5-Pack)



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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias (5-Pack)

Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias (5-Pack)

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Sample picture. You will receive 5 (female) fish.


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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias - harem of 5 (4F 1M)



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Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias - harem of 5 (4F 1M)

Pseudanthias squamipinnis - Lyretail Anthias - harem of 5 (4F 1M)

EUR 94,90 *

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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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Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish 3-pack



EUR 22,50 *

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Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish 3-pack

Dascyllus trimaculatus - Domino Damselfish 3-pack

EUR 22,50 *

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Fowleria flammea - Flame Cardinalfish



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Fowleria flammea - Flame Cardinalfish

Fowleria flammea - Flame Cardinalfish

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Pseudanthias bartlettorum - Bartletts Anthias



EUR 59,90 *

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Pseudanthias bartlettorum - Bartletts Anthias

Pseudanthias bartlettorum - Bartletts Anthias

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Sample picture. Bartlett's Anthias is a beautiful Anthias from the Pacific that is uncommon in the trade. The care and especially...

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Serranocirrhitus latus - Hawkfish anthias



EUR 79,90 *

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Serranocirrhitus latus - Hawkfish anthias

Serranocirrhitus latus - Hawkfish anthias

EUR 79,90 *

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Pseudanthias cooperi - Red-bar anthias (3-pack)



EUR 83,90 *

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Pseudanthias cooperi - Red-bar anthias (3-pack)

Pseudanthias cooperi - Red-bar anthias (3-pack)

EUR 83,90 *

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Parapercis schauinslandii - Redspotted sandperch



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Parapercis schauinslandii - Redspotted sandperch

Parapercis schauinslandii - Redspotted sandperch

EUR 24,90 *

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Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias (3-pack)



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Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias (3-pack)

Pseudanthias hypselosoma - Stocky anthias (3-pack)

EUR 72,90 *

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Chromis dimidiata - Half-and-half Chromis



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Chromis dimidiata - Half-and-half Chromis

Chromis dimidiata - Half-and-half Chromis

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Chromis viridis - Blue-Green Reef Chromis - pack of 10



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Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma



EUR 39,90 *

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Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma

Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma

EUR 39,90 *


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Pseudanthias pulcherrimus - Resplendent goldie (female) 3-pack



EUR 82,50 *

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Pseudanthias pulcherrimus - Resplendent goldie (female) 3-pack

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Sample picture. The Resplendent Goldie is a wonderful, vibrant Anthias. They appreciate a tank with overhanging rocks and caves as...

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Pomacentrus philippinus - Philippine Damsel (3-pack)



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Pomacentrus philippinus - Philippine Damsel (3-pack)

Pomacentrus philippinus - Philippine Damsel (3-pack)

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Stegastes leucocistus - Beau Gregory 3-pack



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Stegastes leucocistus - Beau Gregory 3-pack

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Sample picture. The Beau Gregory (Stegastes leucocistus) is a Caribbean damselfish that reaches up to about 10 cm in size. It is...

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Chromis vanderbilti - Vanderbilt Chromis



EUR 11,90 *

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Chrysiptera taupou - Fiji Blue Devil



EUR 16,90 *

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Chrysiptera taupou - Fiji Blue Devil

Chrysiptera taupou - Fiji Blue Devil

EUR 16,90 *


Sample picture. The Fiji Blue Devil is a scarcely imported and vibrant damsel from Fiji and other South Sea islands. They are social...

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Chrysiptera rex - Rex Demoiselle



EUR 9,90 *

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Chrysiptera hemicyanea - Azure Demoiselle



EUR 8,90 *

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Pseudanthias bimaculatus - Scribble Anthias - Rare! (3-pack)



EUR 149,70 *

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Pseudanthias tuka - Yellowstriped fairy basslet



EUR 34,90 *

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Pseudanthias tuka - Yellowstriped fairy basslet

Pseudanthias tuka - Yellowstriped fairy basslet

EUR 34,90 *


Sample picture male. Pseudanthias tuka is a beautiful purple fairy basslet and growes up to 11 cm in size. It is...

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Chrysiptera springeri - Blue Sapphire Damselfish



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Chrysiptera springeri - Blue Sapphire Damselfish

Chrysiptera springeri - Blue Sapphire Damselfish

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Sample Picture. The Blue Sapphire Damselfish is a typical damsel that shows an intense blue coloration. They are suitable for tanks...

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Chrysiptera rex - Rex Demoiselle (3-pack)



EUR 23,70 *

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Pterapogon kauderni - Banggai Cardinal (Aquacultured)



EUR 24,90 *

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Dascyllus melanurus - Blacktail humbug (3-Pack)



EUR 23,70 *

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Pseudanthias tuka - Yellowstriped fairy basslet (3-pack)



EUR 79,80 *

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Pseudanthias tuka - Yellowstriped fairy basslet (3-pack)

Pseudanthias tuka - Yellowstriped fairy basslet (3-pack)

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Sample picture male. You will receive 3 fish. Pseudanthias tuka is a beautiful purple fairy basslet and growes up to 11 cm in...

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Chrysiptera springeri - Blue Sapphire Damselfish (3-Pack)



EUR 23,70 *

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Chrysiptera springeri - Blue Sapphire Damselfish (3-Pack)

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Pseudanthias bartlettorum - Bartletts Anthias (3-Pack)



EUR 168,90 *

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Pseudanthias bartlettorum - Bartletts Anthias (3-Pack)

Pseudanthias bartlettorum - Bartletts Anthias (3-Pack)

EUR 168,90 *


Sample picture. You will receive 3 fish. Bartlett's Anthias is a colorful Anthias from the Pacific sea, that is not that commonly...

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Chrysiptera talboti - Talbot Demoiselle



EUR 7,90 *

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Chrysiptera hemicyanea - Azure Demoiselle (3-pack)



EUR 22,90 *

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Chromis cyanea - Blue Chromis



EUR 29,90 *

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Chromis cyanea - Blue Chromis

Chromis cyanea - Blue Chromis

EUR 29,90 *


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Ostorhinchus cyanosoma - Yellowstriped cardinalfish



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Ostorhinchus cyanosoma - Yellowstriped cardinalfish

Ostorhinchus cyanosoma - Yellowstriped cardinalfish

EUR 17,90 *


Sample picture. Also known as Apogon cyanosoma or A. properupta/properuptus. Peaceful shoaling fish, prefers calm reef aquariums with...

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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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