This is one of the few Anthias that can be kept with other varieties, e.g.; the Lyretail, Squarespot, and Purple Queen. Use caution when introducing the Red Fairy Anthias to a tank. If there is aggressive or deadly behavior, the fish should be separated. It is best kept in a 125 gallon tank for a group. The Red Fairy Anthias group needs a large amount of room in which to swim.
Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic.
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.