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[edit]

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[edit]

Feed these fish small quantities several times a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

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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