Description: The male Lyretail anthias are often solid pink although sometimes they have a white yellow band across 1/3 of their body. The females are yellowish-orange with a purple and pink stripe that runs from their eye toward their pelvic fins.
Behavior: Males of this species are territorial and watch over several females. If the dominant male dies, the most dominant female in the group will become a male and replace him. They are aggressive towards each other and smaller, passive fish.