This is a "Collector's Chamber" item. All items that are listed in this section are "WYSIWYG" (what you see is what you get). The animal pictured is the EXACT specimen you will receive. Item's in this section, should only be purchased by experienced hobbyists who have the proper knowledge to care for such specimens.
*** All Collector's Chamber fish must ship within 3 days of purchase, or quarantine completion date, via Delta Cargo(airport pickup); which ever comes first. Due to the irreplaceable nature of Collector's Chamber fish, we strongly urge you to reach out to us; to arrange receipt before purchase. ***
What an honor it's been to have this guy in house at Marine Collectors. Mostly seen in markets over seas, primarily Japan, we were lucky enough to out bid the competitors in Asia and bring this individual to the states!! This Anthias arrived on April 28th and has been rock solid since. Our friends over seas actually held this fish for us for several months before freight space was available during COVID, so this fish has been well conditioned for almost a year now. It was collected at 80 meters during the cold season as well. This is particularly important so the warmer surface temps did not cause damage to the fish, that would shorten its' longevity. Currently he is being housed in one of our deep water systems and kept at 70 degrees. This fish should really be kept by an expert aquarist that is familiar with deepwater species. This particular anthias will be re - quarantined once purchased. Due to the nature of this fish, it will undergo a Specialized TTM Style Quarantine as to not harm it with abrasive medications. Shipping can be expected 2 weeks after purchase.
Current Size: 4"
Current Diet: PE mysis, TDO Pellets, chopped table shrimp, and NLS pellets
Current Temperament: Peaceful
Minimum Tank Size: 80
Care Level: Difficult/Advanced
Temperament: Semi- Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water conditions: Temp 66-72 F, pH 7.8-8.5, Salinity 1.022-1.026
Maximum Size: 5"