Pictilis Anthias: Female - Melanesia

Pictilis Anthias: Female - Melanesia

Pseudanthias pictilis


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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons
Max Size: 6 inches
The Pictilis Anthias, Pseudanthias pictilis, is hermaphroditic meaning all are born females, and when needed the dominant female turns into male. They also display sexual dimorphism though both male and female share the same pink/orange body and yellow tail, with the male being more vibrant and displaying a pale oval on the tail while females have a pale underbelly and solid yellow tail. 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.

Love this Pictilis Anthias! He is so beautiful and such an interesting personality! He doesn't bother anyone and has actually become friends with our yellow wrasse! They swim attached at the hip looking for food! He is a very mellow swimmer who loves swimming through the rock work to find new caves. He is a little hard to feed when competing with quicker eaters, I let a couple pellets sink in front of him and sink a few spirulina flakes! I highly recommend him, he is sweet, beautiful, and easy!


Reviewed by: Shia M. on May 2, 2022

Very good Pictilis Anthias for your tank. I have lost this species and don't know why. Purchased a new one which just arrived.


Reviewed by: Brian Dogith on Dec. 31, 2021

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