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Tobacco Basslet
Tobacco Basslet

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Tobacco Basslet

Tobacco Basslet

Also known as a Tobacco Bass, Tobacco Fish, Goldenfish (UK), Sandfish(Jamaica), Bout de tabac (Haiti and Cuba), Serran Tabac (France), Guatacare (Spain and Venezuela), or Chillia Negra (Puerto Rico).

The Tobacco Basslet is found in shallow areas of the ocean, in clear rocky or coral areas. Serranus tabacarius can be kept in reef tanks, but with caution. The species has been known to attack small ornamental invertebrates, as well as other small fish like gobies, blennies, and damsels. Also known to follow Goatfish, opportunistically eating any invertebrates dug up by the Goatfish.

Tobacco Basslet

Internet Price: $22.99 - $49.99

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Reef Safe: With Caution

Family: Grammidae

Native To: Western Caribbean

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 7"

Temperature: 72-78° F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4

Care Level: Easy

Tank Size: 50+ gallons

Scientific Name: Serranus tabacarius

Environment: Marine

  • Reef Safe species, except towards small ornamental inverts and small fish
  • Plenty of live rock is a must
  • May chase similar shaped fish

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1.5"-2.5" Length
SKU: 1372521

Tobacco Basslet - Small
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2.5"-3.5" Length
SKU: 1372530

Tobacco Basslet - Medium

3.5"-4.5" Length
SKU: 1372548

Tobacco Basslet - Large

4.5"-5.5" Length
SKU: 1372556

Tobacco Basslet - XL

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