The Purple Queen Anthias,Pseudanthias tuka, is hermaphroditic meaning all are born females, and when needed the dominant female turns into male. Though they are one of the few Anthias species that does not display sexual dimorphism.
They feature a muted pink/purple body, blue edging on its fins, and a multi-colored face with a yellow chin. They can be kept as a mated pair, or in a small school of females. Avoid keeping two males in the same tank, as it can lead to extreme aggression.
They are peaceful and can be kept in a reef tank setting with plenty of live rock, but since they are one of the more sensitive genus of Anthias, they will require expert care. Diet should include a variety of a steady supply of copepods, frozen mysis and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, as well as high quality flake foods 3-5 times daily.
-Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between the availability of the actual livestock.
-And based on availability, your fish will be selected from an assortment of males and females, as we are not able to guarantee specific gender.