Chalk Basslet (Serranus tortugarum) - Small
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Chalk Basslet are very hardy additions to just about any aquarium. Chalk Basslets stay very small with a max size of just over 3". These diminutive fish are planktivores in the wild, so they are used to eating foods suspended in the water column. This means they are both easy to feed and highly unlikely to bother sessile invertebrates. However, they might make a meal out of small ornamental shrimps and crabs. They are pretty peaceful, and so multiple Basslets can be added at one time which mimics their wild distribution. Feed these fish small meaty foods a couple times a day since they have a high metabolism. They will be eagerly taking more processed foods fairly quickly. This attractive little guy has a purple mid-section and an orange color throughout their body. There are bright blue vertical stripes that help them really stand out. The Chalk Basslet is found within the Western Atlantic and can usually be found up to 90 meters deep.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork and swimming room
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of meaty foods and vegetable-based foods
- - Reef safe with caution
- - Great for the beginner hobbyist
- - Can be added in groups as long as the aquarium is large enough and added simultaneously
- - Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
- - Approximate selling size: Small 1-2"; Medium 2-3"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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