This pretty little fish will grow to a maximum size of 4 inches and will do best in a specific gravity of 1.022 and water temperature of 78 degrees.Fairy basslets feed aggressively on any fine meaty foods. In the wild, crustaceans, fish eggs and larvae. The more frequent and smaller the feedings, the better.Provide rockwork and space to swim. In the wild these fish tend to live in areas of high current, provide lots of water movement for them to feel at home. It is imperative that excellent water quality be maintained for this species. Optimal reef conditions will keep this fish healthy. It is also important to note that this species requires a cleaner shrimp in its area for it to feel at home.More than one of these may be kept in larger aquariums, try to select one male and a few females to avoid agreesive outbreaks. Do not keep with other anthias or pseudanthias species.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.
Japanese Fairy Basslet