The Evansi Anthias is predominantly violet, the flanks are sprinkled with yellow dots, and an orange line runs laterally from nose to pectoral fin.Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male dies, the largest female of the group will often change sex to take its place.In a reef environment, plankton comprises the bulk of their diet. Supplementing with zooplankton or artemia can increase the probability of successful maintenance of this fish, since it may have difficulty digesting other commercial diets.A single Evansi can be kept in a 25 gallon tank. It is recommended to keep pairs or groups in 125 gallons or larger.The family of Anthias are closely related to Seabasses, which include Groupers.These fish begin life as females and will change sex based on the requirement oftheir "harem". Anthias gather in huge schools around reefs where they swim withinthe school waiting for food. These schools can be seen in the hundreds and are madeup of small "harems" of a single dominant male, less dominant males, and manyfemales.
Evansi Anthias - Female