Purple Queen Anthias Fish or Yellow Striped Fairy Basslet

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The Purple Anthias is also commonly referred as Yellow Striped Fairy Basslet, Amethyst Anthias, or the Sailfin Anthias. It grows up to 6″ inches in the wild and should be kept in a tank not less than 35 gallons.

Since the male Purple Queen Anthias Fish or Yellow Striped Fairy Basslet is peaceful, it is imperative to keep it with peaceful tank mates, and not with aggressive tank mates. It does not bother any invertebrates or corals and therefore the Purple Anthias is considered a reef safe species. It is a carnivorous fish that mainly feeds on mysid shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp that helps in maintaining its color. It also prefers to feed on zooplankton such as copepods and other planktonic crustaceans or crustacean larvae and fish eggs, and other meaty foods. It is best to feed the Purple Queen Anthias Fish or Yellow Striped Fairy Basslet with live foods to make its immune system strong. It should be fed at least three times a day for its continued good health.

The Purple Queen Anthias Fish or Yellow Striped Fairy Basslet is a very active fish and can be found swimming in an aquarium with adequate room. At the same time these fish like to hide or rest behind live rocks. Therefore, the Purple Anthias requires an aquarium with lots of ledges and rockwork to relax under. Also, provide it with ample space to swim, and clean, well oxygenated water.

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