Ignitus Anthias (Pseudanthias ignitus) is also known as the Flame Anthias. Both males and females are vibrant shades of fiery reds, bold oranges and brilliant yellows in coloration with a red dorsal fin and a small red spot at the base of the pectoral fins. Males have a very bright red dorsal fin compared to the female which has a bright red edging on the dorsal fin.
This Anthias is best kept in a large size aquarium at a stocking ratio of a single male with six 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 Ignitus Anthias Scientific Name Pseudanthias ignitus Origin Maldives, Indian Ocean Max Size 7cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi - Aggressive