Pseudanthias dispar (Dispar Anthias) - FOTM March '06

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar)
    There are many different Anthias to choose from I have picked Dispar because of it's smaller tank size requirements
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    Picture from peteducation.com

    Reef Safe:Yes

    Attitude: Peaceful

    Diet:can be a challenge in coaxing them to eat and may need to be fed two or more times a day. The natural diet includes plankton but they will adapt to a variety of diets including flake food.

    Care:Antias are reef dewellers that live in schools. They are hermaphroditic so if the dominant male dies the largest female will change.

    Origin:Indo-Pacific, Maldives


    Personal Observations:I do not personally have these types of fish but will soon. They schoole very well if several females and one male are kept. They add beautiful colour to any reef tank.

    Feeding: needs to be fed twice a day or graze on algae clips. Pellets, Flake, and any food high in veg should be fed to these fish


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  3. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    Matt, when are you gonna make the Neocirrhitus armatus fish of the month man!?!? ;)
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Gotta love the anthias...i had one...the day before a power outage :(...poor little sunburst anthias!