The male Dispar Anthias is commonly known as the Madder Seaperch. Males have a bright red dorsal fin and lack any red stripes on their tail. The female may display a yellowish-orange on the top and pale lavender to white on the underside.
Dispar Anthias are a shallow water species that thrives best in a 70 to 125 gallon aquarium. They can be kept in a group of females and one male. The males will fight if there is more than one male in an aquarium. Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If all females are purchased, it is not unheard of that one female will change and become a male.
Note: Anthias are somewhat difficult to keep healthy in captivity and so they should not be kept by inexperienced saltwater aquarists. 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.