September 18, 2019

Jewel Lyretail Anthias

JewelLyretailAnthias

Female

Also know as Scalefin Anthias, or the Sea Goldie. The females are yellow while the males are red with distinct single red dot on each pectoral fin. In the wild this fish feeds on zooplankton and floating algae. 

Best kept in groups of one male to several females. The Jewel Lyretail Anthias are active fish, making great aquarium dwellers. 

Diet should include mysis, brine shrimp, and other meaty foods. Supplement their diet with zooplankton. 

Male

Male

Maximum Length: 6 in.
Care Level: Moderate 
Family: Serranidae 
Reef Compatibility: Reef safe
Minimum Aquarium Size: 75 gal.
Range: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, South Africa, Japan, Australia.
Diet: Carnivore- meaty foods
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4