The Sunset Anthias is considered one of the most beautiful and social anthias species. With its stunning color, the Sunset Anthias makes a captivating addition to any tank. The Sunset Anthias can be housed singly in a tank no less than 70 gallons, or in groups of one single male to approximately 4-7 females in a tank not less than 150 gallons if planning for a group. You should provide plenty of live rocks forming many different caves and crevices to take refuge when stressed. The Sunset Anthias is hermaphrodite in nature and is difficult to differentiate males from females, thus breeding becomes hard in captivity. The Sunset Anthias is generally peaceful but may become belligerent towards the same sex of species. The Sunset Anthias requires moderate lighting and should always be introduced in subdued lighting. The Sunset Anthias requires high quality water and should be provided with efficient, quality biological and mechanical filtration. Since it is peaceful, the Sunset Anthias can be kept safely in a reef tank with other reef dwellers. The Sunset Anthias is mainly carnivorous and feed upon zooplankton in the wild. The Sunset Anthias might face difficulty in accepting captive food, so it should be enticed with amphipods, copepods, rotifers, and brine shrimp as well as foods such as prepared zooplankton, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped mysis shrimp, and other tiny or finely chopped seafood items. The Sunset Anthias should be fed at least three times a day for its continued good health. It is difficult to handle, and makes a good species only for an experienced aquarist. The Sunset Anthias thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78?? F and pH of 8.1-8.4.