Anthias as a group are reported to do poorly in a tank.They feed continuosly in the wild, taking very small prey in the water column,off the reef structure.So very frequent feedings of small food items are advised in captivity,if the fish are going to thrive.
But I purchased three females of the lyre tail Anthias and they adapted well to the normal tank 2-3 times a day feeding schedule.Soon one of them began to show male coloration.Encouraged with these results,I added two more females,making up a nice 1-4 Anthias harem.
I never saw any definite spawning behaviour,only some mild aggressive chasing by the male,which probably helps to keep his mates in the proper gender
But somehow,sometime,eggs are being produced every night.Lots of them!
They look much like most of the pelagic eggs
we see;clear spheres,with an oil globule.
Only that they are smaller than other pelagic eggs
;diameter is only 600 mics
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