• Anthias, Ignitus

Anthias, Ignitus

Product Description

Product Description

The Flame Anthias (Pseudanthias ignitus) is a colorful anthias that is a rare find in the aquarium trade. Males and females are both identified by a red dorsal fin and a small red spot at the base of the pectoral fins. Males have brighter colors and may also have a bright red forked tail as well. Both have a yellow-orange body color. Anthias are closely related to the often large and aggressive predators known collectively as Groupers but have much more peaceful temperaments. Within the Anthinnae subfamily, the temperament can still range from very passive and docile to downright bold but most are still peaceful compared to many of the other fish reputed to be "aggressive" and "territorial". Most anthias are shades of pink, red, orange and yellow; colors that help them blend in in the deeper waters many are found in. Size can also range between species but most anthias are under around 7-8 inches in length and the majority available in the aquarium trade are around 3-5 inches in length. Anthias are planktivores and feed primarily on zooplankton, tiny animals found in the water column. They benefit from several small feedings throughout the day rather than one large feeding. A healthy microinverte(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

45 gallons

Care Level


Water Conditions

1.020-1.024, 8.0-8.4, 75-82,

Max Size

3.5 inches