Anthias are very vital in their reef community and are so much popular in the coral reef photography and filming. The anthias are members of the family Serranidae (basses, basslets, groupers) and make up the subfamily Anthiinae. Anthias are protogynous hermaphrodites. All anthias are born female; if a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often change into a male to take its place. This may lead to squabbling between the next largest male, who sees an opportunity to advance, and the largest female, whose hormones are surging with testosterone. The diet of Anthias consists mainly of zoo plankton which is in abundant supply in the fishes’ natural habitat and therefore, they are usually found in areas swept by periodic strong currents.
Anthias is no doubt a sensational reef fish which is popular among the aquarium hobbyists but it is considered difficult to keep it in a home aquarium as these are very active fishes that happen to be extremely competitive. Here we’ve 5 pleasing colors of Anthias for you;
1- A superb photo of Pink Anthias
2- A fabulous photo of Yellow Anthias
3- A phenomenal photo of Orange Anthias
4- The magnificent Bartletts Anthias
5- Another pleasing color of Anthias – A truly sensational reef fish