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Chalk Basslet
Serranus tortugarum
Chalk Basslet
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Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe:
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
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With beautiful body markings, the Chalk Basslet makes a beautiful addition to a reef tank. It does not bother any small ornamental crustaceans such as tiny shrimps, or other invertebrates in the tank, that is why it is considered safe for the reef tank. The Chalk Basslet grows up to 3 inches, and should not be kept in a tank less than 30 gallon. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Chalk Basslet is very easy to care and hardy in nature, therefore can become a very good choice for a beginner aquarist. The Chalk Basslet is a carnivore, and can be fed with meaty foods that may include chopped seafoods, mysis shrimps, and frozen preparation. It can be fed twice a day for its continued good health. Since it is semi-aggressive, it is better to keep the Chalk Basslet singly unless a bigger aquarium is provided. It might bully a few benthic fishes, such as small gobies, and hawk fishes, and should not be housed with these fishes. The Chalk Basslet should be provided with lots of hiding places and rubble in which it can hide safely. It likes to swim and perch around sandy bottoms and rockwork, therefore lots of live rocks should be kept in an aquarium. The Chalk Basslet lives mostly hidden within small recesses and is often found along the bottom or in dark caves.
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The Chalk Basslet is a very pretty fish that is colored in a light purple with bright blue to orange saddle bands along its back. These fish are very peaceful and do well in the home aquarium. Their usual behavior is to float in place or hover near the bottom -- like a Cardinalfish. They are great for reef tanks and will accept most fish foods. They can be kept in small groups.The family of Basslets are closely related to Seabasses, which include Groupers.These relatively small fish are usually very colorful in nature and have large eyes.The Basslets are often found along reef walls in both shallow and deep waters. Thesefish spend their lives mostly hidden within small recesses which they rarely venturefar from.
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