The Ignitus Anthias from the Maldives is also appropriately called the Flame Anthias. A reef inhabitant in the wild.
It is a shallow water species that thrives best in a 125 gallon aquarium with one male and up to ten females. When housed singly, 70 gallon tank is sufficient.
Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place. When courting, the coloration of the male Ignitus Anthias intensifies greatly and the bright red dorsal fin is held in an upright fashion.
|Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons|
|Care Level: Easy|
|Reef Compatible: Yes|
|Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025|
|Max. Size: 3½”|
|Color Form: Orange, Red, Yellow|
|Compatibility: View Chart|
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4″ – 1-1/4″; Medium: 1-1/2″ – 2-1/2″; Large: 2-1/2″ – 3″