Bimaculatus Anthia Female (Pseudanthias bimaculatus)
Max Size: 5 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
The Bimaculatus Anthias, also known as the Twospot or Twinspot Anthias, exhibits captivating features that make it one of the most beautiful among all Anthias species. Males are adorned with one or two spots on their dorsal fin and boast a mesmerizing pink head that transitions to a vibrant red extending to the tail. Their body showcases striking horizontal pink bars, adding to their allure. On the other hand, females display a lovely pink coloration with yellow dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. Their unique appearance makes them an excellent addition to fish-only, invertebrate, or reef aquariums.
For optimal well-being, the Bimaculatus Anthias thrives best when kept with its own species in a spacious tank of at least 125 gallons. As a marine species, they prefer to inhabit the middle of the tank while appreciating the presence of several hiding spots to feel secure.
Similar to other Anthias species, the Bimaculatus Anthias possesses the trait of being hermaphroditic. In the event of the demise of a dominant male, the largest female in the group can undergo changes and morph to take on the dominant male role.
To ensure their health and happiness, a varied diet is essential for Anthias once they are acclimated to their new aquarium. Offerings should include frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and high-quality flake foods, given in small quantities throughout the day. To maintain these active planktivores' content, setting up an attached refugium that cultivates copepods and amphipods is highly beneficial, providing a steady supply of nutritious live food.