Category:Anthias

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Anthia's belong to the large family Serranidae, subfamily Anthiinae. Anthias are mostly small, peaceful, and very colourful; and are thus quite popular within the ornamental fish trade. They are best in social groups in very large tanks, a few more females than males.

Anthias are protogynous hermaphrodites. All Anthias are born female; if a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often change into a male to take its place.