Ignitus Anthias


Care Level : Moderate, needs slow acclimation, appropriate tank mates and proper foods.

Size : 5 to 7 inches

Life span : 10 years or longer

Water Parameters : pH 8.1 – 8.4,
Temperature : 74°F – 82°F (24°C – 28°C),
Specific Gravity : 1.021 – 1.025,
Carbonate Hardness (dKH) : 8 – 12°

Origin / Habitat : West Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, the Maldives and spotted in several other locales

Temperament / Behavior : They may be aggressive with other tangs in smaller tanks,
especially other similarly shaped tangs like the yellow tang.
Might be ok in multiples in very large tanks.

Breeding : Very difficult to breed in captivity.

Aquarium Size : 100 gallon (380 liters) minimum and would do better in larger tanks. They need lots of swimming space.

Tank Mates : Use caution when selecting tank mates. Avoid keeping them with other species of tangs.

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