The Striped Anthias are orange in colour with a bright red stripe running along its sides. Males display longer streamers and a purple lower jaw.
With a peaceful nature, this fish does well with other non-aggressive fish of the same variety. If keeping more than one Striped Anthias, it is best to have one male with several females.
Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male perishes, the largest female of the group will often morph to take its place.
Once acclimated to a new aquarium, anthias do best when fed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, enriched frozen brine shrimp, and over time may eat high-quality flake foods offered in small quantities throughout the day. An attached refugium cultivating copepods and amphipods provides a steady supply of nutritious live food sure to keep this active planktivore content.