Carberryi Anthias (Nemanthias carberryi)

Carberryi Anthias (Nemanthias carberryi)


  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Max. Size: 3″
  • Color Form: Black, Orange, Purple, Yellow
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Origin: Africa, Maldives
  • Family: Serranidae
  • Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Reef Compatible: Yes


The Carberryi Anthias is also known as the Threadfin Anthias and comes from the reefs of the Maldives and is a very striking fish. These Anthias are purple on the head and abdomen area and the back and tail are yellow. They are very active and help to draw out shier fish that share the tank with them.
The Carberryi Anthias does best when kept in a species-specific tank of at least 70-gallons for a group. The Anthias dwells in the middle of a tank but appreciates the availability of several hiding places.

Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place.

Once acclimated to a new aquarium, Anthias do best when fed a varied diet of enriched frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4″ to 1-3/4″ Medium: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/4″ Large: 2-1/4″ to 3″


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