Female Lyretail Anthias are also known as Blue-Eyed Anthias. These fish are bright orange in color with a distinct blue marking from its eye to the base of its pec fin.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 of their "harem". Anthias gather in huge schools around reefs where they swim within the school waiting for food. These schools can be seen in the hundreds and are made up of small "harems" of a single dominant male, less dominant males, and many females.Photo by saltwaterfish.com member, New180g: Nicole Duncan.
Lyretail Anthias - Female