The Dispar Anthias, Pseudanthias dispar, is hermaphroditic meaning all are born females, and when needed the dominant female turns into male. They also display sexual dimorphism with the male displaying an orange/red body color and a vivid red top fin while the female displays more of a yellow/orange color on the top half of the body fading to a pale bottom half. They can be kept as a mated pair, or in a small school of females. Avoid keeping two males in the same tank, as it can lead to extreme aggression.
They are pretty hardy and can be kept in a reef tank setting with plenty of live rock. Diet should include a variety of a steady supply of copepods, frozen mysis and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, as well as high quality flake foods 3-5 times daily.
Bought 5 of these for my 125 gallon display tank and added them with a large purple tang, Blue Hippo Tang, coral beauty, six line wrasse, pink and blue spot goby, and 3 other different Anthias. They all stuck together and now in the am all the anthias are in one corner all together. Healthy live stock and eating from day 1.
We received our Dispar Anthias FedEx & she or he : ) arrived healthy & beautiful. With proper acclimation she is doing wonderful! Her neighborhood contains 2 clown fish, 1 other Anthias, a Blenny & a Sexy Red Shrimp. All are getting along terrific! My only advice is if your FedEx arrives after 12 noon is to pay the addition $5 for the upgrade that it arrives by 10:30 AM. We live in FL. We also recommend to remind "Saltwater" to put cold pack in box so fish do not fry.
one of my favorite fish! So much personality and the peach coloring is always an eye catcher! This fish has become best friends with one of my shrimp and it lets the shrimp clean it! Very happy with my purchase