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  • Anthias, Magenta Slender (Luzonichth waitei)

Anthias, Magenta Slender (Luzonichth waitei)

Product Description

Product Description

The Waitei Anthias, Luzonichthys waitei, is also known by another colorful and descriptive common name, the Magenta Slender Anthias. Members of genus Luzonichthys (Slender Anthias), including this uncommon beauty, make sporadic appearances in the aquarium trade and are therefore much desired by hobbyists. The Waitei Anthias is a vibrant fish sporting varying shades of orange, purple and magenta that instantly animate marine aquariums with exciting color. Just as their name suggests, Slender Anthias have elongate bodies and are easily identified by a divided or split dorsal fin. However, distinguishing male from female Anthias within this genus pose a greater challenge since coloration do not differ between the genders. As a relatively shy Anthias species, the Waitei Anthias may require extra "TLC" when first introduced into the aquarium and is best kept in small groups of five or more individuals. The Waitei Anthias is well suited for any reef aquarium housing peaceful fishes. Do not house Waitei Anthias with aggressive or overactive fish especially larger, more active and aggressive Anthias species. Members of the Anthias group all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male peri(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

55 gallons

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Water Conditions

72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max Size

3in