Blotched Anthias (Odontanthias borbonius)

Blotched Anthias (Odontanthias borbonius)

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The Borbonius Anthias, also known as the  Blotched Anthias Blotchy Anthias, Checked Swallowtail, Yellow Spotted Anthias  or Japanese Spotted Anthias. This Anthias makes a highly-prized and colorful addition to a large, established reef aquarium (the deeper the better). Originating from deep waters, these Anthias are found at depths of 300-1000 feet.  the Blotched Anthias prefers to occupy the lower regions of the aquarium. To best replicate a natural environment, with plenty of live rock and caves for the Borbonius Anthias to seek refuge. However, be sure to maintain open areas and plenty of surface area for proper water oxygenation. An environment with low to moderate lighting conditions is ideal for the Borbonius Anthias, but these fishes adapt well to more intense lighting utilized on modern reef aquariums. deep water. They are a hardy fish, and should be fed a diet of enriched frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day