Bartlett's Anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum)

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Bartlett's Anthias

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Bartlett's Anthias

Pseudanthias bartlettorum

208 Litres (55 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")


8.0 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Bartlett's Anthias, Bartlett's Fairy Bass


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. Males colouration tends to be more vivid than females.

Tank compatibility

Prefers to be in large groups of it's own species. Generally peaceful towards other tank mates and is reef-safe.


This Anthia should be fed foods such as mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen foods and other meaty items for zooplankton feeders.

Feeding regime

Feed these fish small quantities several times a day.

Environment specifics

Keep in a rocky environment with overhangs and hiding places.


A generally peaceful fish that appreciates company of its own kind and will spend some time hiding under overhangs and other hiding places.


An attractive fish with a forked caudal tail. Males have a more intense colouration with a violet body and yellow running along the back through the upper caudal lobe. The females tend to be lavender in colour with a yellow back and caudal fin.


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