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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Pseudanthias ventralis ventralis
      Max. size: 7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 26 - 120 m
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef to islands in Oceania. Replaced by Pseudanthias hawaiiensis at the Hawaiian and Johnston Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9
      Biology: Inhabits caves or coral rubble along steep drop-offs or channel walls. Secretive.
      Aquarium Care: This species is shy, and often times, is reluctant to eat in captivity. They can be induced to eat live brine shrimp, some frozen foods like brine shrimp, and small mysid shrimp. A refugium will help in the success of the Longfin Anthias. Best if kept with lower lighting in a deep water aquarium (temperatures 20-24ºC). Does not do well when tankmates are aggressive, and it is prone to disease. It may take this species several weeks to fully acclimate. Keep one male per tank, as they may fight, and might pick on females in smaller tanks. Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male dies, the largest female of the social group will often morph to take its place.
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      Keywords: Longfin Anthias

  1.   Fri March 23, 2007 2:00am Rating: 8.00 
    1. ExoticAquascape
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      Registered: March 2007
      Location: Visalia/ Shell Beach, California
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      I am fairly cirtain that this is actually a photo of Pseudanthias hawaiiensis. I have Ventralis myself, it was reluctant to take food initially, however in its last week of quarantine it is now eating varaciously. I feed frozen preperations ie: cyclop eeze, brine, mysid, clam, blood worms, I use the mixture and add garlic extreme and selcon. My Ventralis also eats formula one pelets, I believe the school of green chromis he was kept with in quarantine got him interested in feeding, he seemed to pay much attention to them, and other fishes. I got lucky and mine seems to feel very comfortable in the open, even when there are lots of people near the tank. I keep my aquarium temperatures between 75 and 77 degrees ferenheight, lighting is bright, 14k metal halide lamps. I may have just been lucky, but this seemed to work for him!
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