The Bartlett’s Anthias, Pseudanthias bartlettorum, is also known as the Bartlett’s Fairy Bass. These fish come from the Pacific Ocean. Both males and females are beautiful with a pink/violet and orange colored body and yellow along the back and caudal fin. The coloration on the males is much brighter than that of the females.
Bartlett’s Anthias are carnivores and require a diet including meaty foods such as mysis and brine shrimp, copepods and amphipods, and fortified marine fish food. They should be fed a couple of times a day.
These fish require an aquarium of at least 70 gallons and will do well in both reef tanks and fish-only tanks. They are schooling fish and need plenty of room to swim, good water flow, and places to hide in the tank. Anthias school in harems with one male and multiple females; if the male dies, the dominant female with change sex to become the male. They should be housed with other non-aggressive fish.
Anthias are reef safe and will not bother coral, inverts or other fish, except other anthias species.
Approximate Purchase Size
Between: 1″ to 2″