peach fairy basslet

Scientific name Pseudanthias dispar
Descriptor Herre
Year of description 1955
IUCN category LC
Family Anthiadidae
Genus Pseudanthias
Pseudanthias dispar Pseudanthias dispar


Pseudanthias dispar, commonly known as peach fairy basslet, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    9 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    9 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize the peach fairy basslet ?

The peach fairy basslet measures around 9 cm. The dominant males can however reach 10 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly rouge, orange and rose body.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The peach fairy basslet is a fish living in shoals naturally found near the bottom. The members of each group are organized around a well established hierarchy. This species is planctophage .

Although slightly territorial, the peach fairy basslet is a rather peaceful animal that generally behaves in a peaceful manner with other species. Parades or even small jousts may occur between different members of the group until a hierarchy is established.


  • Reproduction

The peach fairy basslet is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 18 m

Biotope presentation

The peach fairy basslet is most often found at a depth between 1m and 18m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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