Scientific Name: Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gal
Max Size: 5”
Food/Feeding: CarnivoreNotes: The Lyretail Anthias also known as Sea Goldie, Goldie, Lyretail Coralfish, Lyretail Fairy Basslet, Orange Basslet, Orange Fairy Basslet, Orange Seaperch, Rainbow, Red Coral Perch, Scalefin Anthias, Scalefin Basslet, Scalefin Fairy Basslet. An icon of the coral reef, this anthias is ubiquitous in the Indo-Pacific, often forming large feeding shoals that hang as a brilliant curtain over current-prone reefs. It is one of the easier anthias to feed and keep in the home aquarium.
While a shoal makes a lovely addition to a spacious reef aquarium, care must be taken in creating this assemblage. Add a single male and a half dozen or more females, introducing them simultaneously. Once acclimated, this species can be quite aggressive toward other zooplankton-feeders e.g., dart gobies, fairy and flasher wrasses.