Sakura anthias

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No personal experience, but the little I have stumbled across looking at their other deepwater cousins suggests the sakura/cherry anthias in particular need cooler tanks. My understanding is they are considered temperate or semi temperate. and do best under 75f. Which is a bit cooler than our tropical corals love. With their recent surge in availability it would be nice to find out if that is true.
 

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No personal experience, but the little I have stumbled across looking at their other deepwater cousins suggests the sakura/cherry anthias in particular need cooler tanks. My understanding is they are considered temperate or semi temperate. and do best under 75f. Which is a bit cooler than our tropical corals love. With their recent surge in availability it would be nice to find out if that is true.
They aren't found very deep, but they are a temperate species and really need to be kept at 68-72°F for optimum health.
 

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They aren't found very deep, but they are a temperate species and really need to be kept at 68-72°F for optimum health.
You are right, seems they only are found 25-50or75M depending on the source.
They are often talked about in the same circles as the deeper anthias, ventralis, borbonius and Tosanoides. They are even mislabeled as a deep water species. That does however suggest they may be less adaptable to warmer waters unlike the deep tropicals.
 
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You are right, seems they only are found 25-50or75M depending on the source.
They are often talked about in the same circles as the deeper anthias, ventralis, borbonius and Tosanoides. They are even mislabeled as a deep water species. That does however suggest they may be less adaptable to warmer waters unlike the deep tropicals.
Why does that suggest they may be less adaptable, i dont really understand a lot about that stuff lol
 

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This is all conjecture, but take the hobby favorite O. borbonius most commonly found 200-300m where it's often quite a bit cooler than our 78-82f most tanks are kept in. However borbonius readily thrives in our warm tanks. Similar arguments can be made for a bunch of the deep water Hogfish. It seems even if the deep tropicals spend most of their time in deep cooler waters they can thrive at our reef temps. Where temperates like C. Interruptus need to be adapted to tropical temps before a certain size to thrive in our warm reefs.
 

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Some, not all, “deep” water anthias can acclimate to reef temps, as long as you keep your reef tween 76-80f, I’ve found that acclimating most deepwater species that you should adjust the lighting to help them acclimate( or have plenty of dark hiding places in the tank) & feed live foods initially to get them eating & have passive tankmates
 
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This is all conjecture, but take the hobby favorite O. borbonius most commonly found 200-300m where it's often quite a bit cooler than our 78-82f most tanks are kept in. However borbonius readily thrives in our warm tanks. Similar arguments can be made for a bunch of the deep water Hogfish. It seems even if the deep tropicals spend most of their time in deep cooler waters they can thrive at our reef temps. Where temperates like C. Interruptus need to be adapted to tropical temps before a certain size to thrive in our warm reefs.
Some, not all, “deep” water anthias can acclimate to reef temps, as long as you keep your reef tween 76-80f, I’ve found that acclimating most deepwater species that you should adjust the lighting to help them acclimate( or have plenty of dark hiding places in the tank) & feed live foods initially to get them eating & have passive tankmates
Thank you for explaining, so ventralis anthias would essentially adapt better to warmer water than say a temperate species like chaetodon litus
 

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