How much are lyretail anthias?

Item # Description Price
000746 Lyretail Anthias , Medium: over 1.25-2.25″, Indo Pacific, Female $69.99
000747 Lyretail Anthias , Medium: over 1.25-2.25″, Indo Pacific, Male $89.99
000748 Lyretail Anthias , Large: over 2.25-3.5″, Indo Pacific, Female $79.99
000749 Lyretail Anthias , Large: over 2.25-3.5″, Indo Pacific, Male $99.99

How many lyretail Anthias should I get?

Not only is it colorful, but it is also one of the hardiest species. They tend to be aggressive so only one male per tank should be the maximum, along with several females, a ratio of 1:5 is a good starting point. They should not be kept with less aggressive anthias, fairy and flasher wrasses or dart gobies.

How do I get my lyretail anthias to eat?

Start with frozen several times a day. Then start mixing pellets/flakes in with the frozen after a few weeks. Good luck, IME these fish are very difficult to acclimate to captivity. For higher levels of success never buy an anthias that isn’t already eating in captivity.

What do you feed lyretail anthias?

Diet: In the wild, Lyretail Anthias will catch zooplankton throughout the day as it passes through the water column. To mimic their diet in the wild, it is best to feed a variety of meaty or prepared foods at least 4 times daily, in small rations.

Where do lyretail anthias live?

You’ll find lyretail anthias throughout the Indo-Pacific region. They cluster throughout the Red Sea and the east coast of Africa, with another significant population around Fiji, Indonesia, and Melanesia.

Can you mix anthias species?

yes. there is always a pecking order, but you can. there are worse fish to combine, anthias are not too aggressive, and after the initial bullying, all will be fine.

What is a lyretail anthias fish?

The Lyretail Anthias is the social butterfly of marine aquariums. This eye-catching fish is incredibly active and helps draw out shier fish that share the aquarium. The Lyretail Anthias is also known as the Scalefin and the males have bright red coloration of varying hues while the female Lyretail Anthias tends to be more orange in coloration.

What is the size of a lyretail Anthia?

Size: Males tend to be larger than females, and can reach a total length of 5 inches. Distribution: The Lyretail Anthias can be found throughout the tropical Indian Ocean, as well as the western Pacific Ocean. Anthias for our Sustainable Islands division generally hail from either Kenya or Fiji.

Are lyretail anthias hermaphrodites?

The Lyretail Anthias just as with most Anthias species are hermaphrodites with the largest and dominant female of the group often morphing into a male in the absence of any male individual.

What do lyretail anthias eat?

Lyretail Anthias are middle dwellers with no preference to a particular substrate, but they tend to enjoy an environment with lots of hiding places. Lyretail Anthias are carnivores with high planktivorous appetite. They can be fed with meaty foods including live and frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp.