Also known as Basslets, Sea Perch, Goldie, Jewel Fairy Basslet, Lyretail Anthias, Lyretail Coralfish, Lyretail Fairy Basslet, Orange Basslet, Orange Fairy Basslet, Orange Sea Perch, Red Coral Perch, Scalefin Basslet, Scalefin Fairy Basslet and Sea Goldie.
Found in large schools in clear water lagoons, channels over reef crests and drop-off's of outer reef slopes, can be found sharing their space with Moray eels. Often found with one male and his harem!
They feed on zooplankton
Length - 15cm
Depth - 4-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
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.