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Orangeback Basslet
Serranus annularis
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Tank Stats
Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe:
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Caribbean, Florida
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Monitor with shrimp
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

With beautiful body markings, the Orangeback Basslet makes a beautiful addition to a reef tank. Caution, it will eat small ornamental crustaceans such as tiny shrimps, it will not harm any other invertebrates in the tank. The Orangeback Basslet grows up to 4 inches, and should not be kept in a tank less than 20 gallon. It thrives well in a temperature range of 73-82 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Orangeback Basslet is very easy to care and therefore can become a very good choice for a beginner aquarist. The Orangeback 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 Orangeback Basslet with only one per tank unless it is bigger aquarium. It might bully a few benthic fishes, such as small gobies, and hawkfishes, and should not be housed with these fishes. The Orangeback 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 lot of live rocks should be kept in an aquarium. The Orangeback Basslet lives mostly hidden within small recesses and is often found along the bottom or in dark caves.

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