The Orangeback Basslet, Serranus annulari, features brilliant orange stripe along the back, which makes a beautiful addition to a reef tank. Like other Basslets they should not be housed with another Basslets to avoid aggression, and are better kept with larger tank mates. They are very hardy, making them easy to acclimate and care for.
Corals are safe from this Basslet, though they will consume smaller invertebrates present in the tank. Diet should include a variety of live or frozen mysis shrimp and vitamin enriched brine shrimp as well as chopped meaty foods like clam, krill, shrimp and squid 1-2 times daily.