Bartlett's Anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum)
Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Bartlett's Anthias is a variety of saltwater fish that comes from the Serranidae family. This fish variety hails from the Pacific Ocean and the Marshall Islands. The other name of this fish is Bartlett’s Fairy Bass, and occasionally, this fish variety is maintained in aquaria, too. If kept in a tank, Bartlett's Anthias fish varieties prefer a tank with a minimum capacity of 70 gallons, with the temperature of the water, ranging from 72 degree Fahrenheit to 78 degree Fahrenheit. This fish performs well when maintained with its own varieties. They normally dwell in the center of a tank, but prefer the accessibility of many hiding places.
The Bartlett's Anthias fish breed is an average-sized and a semi-violent fish, with a body length of 3.5 inches. Female and male Bartlett's Anthias can be easily distinguished in terms of their body color. The male fish breeds have an additional deep coloration with a violet-colored body, with the yellow shade runs along the back in the course of the high caudal lobe. The female breeds have a lavender-colored body, with a yellow-colored back and caudal fin. All the Bartlett's Anthias fish varieties share the feature of being hermaphroditic. If a leading male fish perishes, the biggest female fish of the group will habitually morph to acquire its place.
Bartlett's Anthias fish varieties are carnivores, and in the aquarium, they are fed with a wide-ranging diet of enriched frozen brine shrimp, frozen Mysis shrimp, and eventually they are fed with high-quality flake foods in small amounts all through the day.
Bartlett's Anthias fish varieties are hermaphroditic, with male breeds, resulting from female gender change. When they start spawning, the male and female fish will dash with each other in the water and discharge their pelagic gametes. In extremely big systems, these fish varieties have been recognized to spawn. However, during this point, no fish will raise the eggs and larvae.
The average lifespan of the Bartlett's Anthias fish breed ranges from 3 years to 5 years.