Cooper’s Anthias (Pseudanthias cooperi is also known as the Redbar Anthias or Silverstreak Anthias They are fairly common in the hobby and quite an attractive Anthias. Males have a pinkish-red coloration with a short vertical red bar mid body, and a red tail. Females have more of a pinkish-orange body with red-tipped tail lobes.
This Anthias is best kept in a large size aquarium at a stocking ratio of a single male with eight or more females. They are shy creatures that require lots of hiding places in a rocky Aqua-scaped aquarium with lots of caves, crevices and ample amounts of live rock for grazing.
Anthias are a hermaphroditic species, being if the dominant male dies, the largest female of the group will usually change her sex to take his place.
These Anthias will do best when fed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and eventually the addition of high-quality flake foods offered in smaller amounts throughout the day. Using a sump type refugium filter that’s cultivating copepods and amphipods will enable a steady supply of nutritious live foods that they require to remain in top condition.
Common Name Cooper’s Anthias Scientific Name Pseudanthias cooperi Origin Indo Pacific Max Size 12cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Non - Aggressive