The Huchtii Anthias is also known as the Redcheek or Green Anthias, and originates within the reefs of Cebu and the Solomon Islands. The males are yellowish green in color with an orange stripe located just behind the eye. Their fins are outlined in an electric blue color that gives the fish a very dramatic look. The females are not as brightly colored as the males and share the same orange stripe behind the eye. They are an active species, and help to draw out shier fish within the aquarium.
The Huchtii Anthias does best when kept in an aquarium of at least 125 gallons in groups. The Anthias dwells in the middle of the aquarium but appreciates the availability of several hiding places.
Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place.
Once acclimated to a new aquarium, anthias do best when fed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 4"
Care Level: Moderate
Color Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4¾"
Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons