Collection: Anthias

Anthias are a vibrant and dynamic group of small marine fish belonging to the subfamily Anthiinae, found predominantly in the warm waters of tropical and subtropical oceans. Known for their strikingly bright colors, which often include shades of pink, orange, and yellow, anthias add a dazzling spectacle to coral reef environments. These fish typically form large schools, creating a mesmerizing display as they swim in synchrony. Anthias are active and agile, feeding primarily on zooplankton, which they catch mid-water with their upturned mouths. Their social structure is fascinating, often dominated by a single male with a harem of females, and they can change sex if the dominant male is lost. Due to their beauty and engaging behaviors, anthias are highly prized in the aquarium trade, though they require specific conditions and care to thrive.