Please note -¬†All our marine livestock can only be kept in saltwater aquariums, not freshwater aquariums.
Please note¬†‚Äì¬†The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our¬†support centre¬†before¬†placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
How easy are they to care for?
Moderate ‚Äì shoaling species that need a large well established tank, of at least 350 litres with good water flow. Females are bright orange in colour with the males being a dark purple and displaying a high dorsal fin.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
West Indian Ocean
What is the ideal number to keep together?
In groups of 3+. It is best to start with an all-female harem; the most dominant will develop into a male.
What water conditions do they require?
SG: 1.020-1.025, pH: 8.1-8.4
23-27 deg C (73-81 deg F)
What should you feed them?
A good mix of mysis, brine, copepods krill and fish/lobster eggs. Dried foods can be offered and will be accepted in time.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Widely compatible with other reef safe fish. Can become territorial so need plenty of space. Should not be kept with other Anthias, predatory fish and caution taken with Basslets.
Can they be bred in captivity?¬†
Not likely to breed in captivity¬†