Basslets, Sea Bass, Flame Basslet, Indian Flame Fairy Anthias, Indian Flame Fairy Basslet, Indian Flame Anthias, Indian Flame Basslet.
Also known as Basslets, Sea Bass, Flame Basslet, Indian Flame Fairy Anthias, Indian Flame Fairy Basslet, Indian Flame Anthias and Indian Flame Basslet.
Found in small schools on coral and rocky reefs mainly on upper edge of drop-off's.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 10-30m
Widespread Indian Ocean
Anthias are often found in large schools often in there hundreds or thousands feeding high above the reef on zooplankton.
They start their life off as females and when there is an opening for a male will change to head up their harem of females.
Males are much more colourful and often have filamentous streamers which they use for their mating dance and to deter other males.
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