Tiger Queen Anthias - Medium
This is a colourful fish that will form an impressive school in the aquarium when there are a group of them kept together. The Tiger Queen Anthias has a body colouration that varies between orange and pinkish peach, with darker stripes of a similar shade below its’ dorsal fin.
Tiger Queen Anthias
The Tiger Queen Anthias has a body colouration that varies between orange and pinkish peach, with darker stripes of a similar shade below its’ dorsal fin.
Their natural environment is on outer reefs, near ledges, and caves, anywhere between 7-60 meters (20-200 ft).
These fish interact best if they are in small groups with 1 male and several females.
The Tiger Queen Anthias can reach a total length of 12 cm (5in). Its’ usual lifespan is 2-5 years.
The Tiger Queen Anthias is from the Indo-pacific and found in waters including Indonesia, Southern Japan, Christmas Islands, and the Great barrier Reef.
Tank Recommendation for Tiger Queen Anthias
Minimum tank size is usually recommended at 265 litres (70 gallons),
The best type of environment for Tiger Queen Anthias requires rocky caves, a sizeable clear area for schooling, and a strong water current. Reef tanks with plenty of live rock are excellent habitats.
It may be beneficial to have a cover on the aquarium as Tiger Queens can jump out.
Suitable Tank Buddies
Tiger Queen Anthias are compatible with a wide variety of fish. They can co-habit in a reef environment or a peaceful fish-only tank.
Tiger Queens can be kept together as mated pairs, or in small groups with 1 male and a small number of females. Suitable tank buddies include Angels, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Chromis, Clownfish, Grunts/Sweetlips, Tangs. Wrasse is compatible in a reef environment but use caution in a fish-only setting.
Caution is advised with Frog/Anglers, Batfish, Eels, and Triggers. Avoid keeping 2 male Tiger Queens in the same tank as it can lead to extreme aggression
Seahorse/Pipefish, Groupers, Sharks/Rays
Feeding Your Tiger Queen Anthias
Tiger Queen Anthias are carnivorous, in their natural environment, they feed on zooplankton around the steep outer reefs.
Their diet should contain a mixture of chopped meaty foods (fresh or frozen). This can include mysis, fish flesh, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, squid, clam, and plenty of copepods. They can also consume high-quality food flakes 3-5 times per day, which are good for maintaining colour.
|Scientific Name||Pseudanthias Lori|
|Common Names||Tiger Queen Anthias, Lori’s Anthias or Queen Tiger|
|Max. Length (cm)||12|
|Min. Tank Volume (l)||265|
|Origin||Indo-pacific waters, including Indonesia, Southern Japan, Christmas Islands and the Great barrier Reef.|
|Water Conditions||22-26° C, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025.|