Purple Queen Anthias – Pseudanthias Pascalus
Species name: Pseudanthias Pascalus
Common names: Purple Queen Anthias, Amethyst anthias
Maximum length: 6.7 in.
Minimum tank size: 55 gallon
Hardiness: Medium to difficult. Keeping a group may increase your chances of success.
Aggressiveness: Peaceful. It is imperative that you keep them with peaceful tankmates.
Reef Compatibility: Will not harm invertebrates. Best kept in a deep-water reef aquarium.
Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Bali and the Ryukyu Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia.
Diet: Carnivorous. Feeds on zooplankton, mysid shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp. Many have to say that it is necessary to feed them live food. A plankton refugium to supply constant live foods to the main tank a plus. May loose coloration in absence of vitamin enriched foods. Feed at least 3 times a day.
The Purple Queen Anthias, also known as Amethyst Anthias is native to the Pacific Ocean where it can be found in large groups around coral outcrops and caves of outer reef slopes.
The Purple Queen prefers lots of rockwork and ledges to relax under. Provide with plenty of swimming room and a clean, well oxygenated water, along with plenty of water movement. Ideally, keep the Purple Queen Anthias in small groups of one male with 5+ females.
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