Pseudanthias dispar (Dispar Anthias) - FOTM March '06

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    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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    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

    This Fish of the Month submitted by Jason McKenzie. Thanks for becoming a 3reef Contributor and earning 50 karma!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2006
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  3. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

    Sep 8, 2005
    Matt, when are you gonna make the Neocirrhitus armatus fish of the month man!?!? ;)
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Vancouver, BC,Canada
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

    Nov 13, 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    Gotta love the anthias...i had one...the day before a power outage :(...poor little sunburst anthias!