Threadfin Anthias (Pseudanthias huchtii)

Also known as Anthias, Basslets, Green Anthias, Hutchii Anthias, Hucht's Fairy Basslet, Hucht's Sea Perch, Pacific Anthias, Pacific Basslet, Pacific Fairy Basslet, Redcheek Anthias, Red-cheeked Anthias, Red-cheeked Fairy Basslet , Sea Goldie Anthias, Sea Perch

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Also known as Anthias, Basslets, Green Anthias, Hutchii Anthias, Hucht's Fairy Basslet, Hucht's Sea Perch, Pacific Anthias, Pacific Basslet, Pacific Fairy Basslet, Redcheek Anthias, Red-cheeked Anthias, Red-cheeked Fairy Basslet , Sea Goldie Anthias, Sea Perch.

Found singly or in small harems over clear water reef slopes close to coral outcrops.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 3-30m
Widespread Western Central 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6567

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