Fathead Anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus)

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Fathead Anthias

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Fathead Anthias

Serranocirrhitus latus

379 Litres (100 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

Fathead Anthias, Fathead Sunburst Anthias, Swallowtail Basslet

Additional scientific names

Dactylanthias mcmichaeli


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.


The diet in the wild primarily consists of zooplankton and floating filamentous algae. In the aquarium feed foods such as mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and other meaty foods designed for fish that feed on zooplankton.

Feeding regime[edit]

These fish are best fed between two to four times a day.


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