Basslets

Reaching an average length of two inches in captivity, Basslets are colorful, hardy, and generally peaceful, although they may become territorial. If more than one member of the species is added to the aquarium, add these fish simultaneously, as severe conflicts may arise. Offer these fish plenty of hiding places.

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The Harlequin Bass is an unusual striking yellow and black mottled color on the ventral side, with black and white mottling on the dorsal half. A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with... [Read more]



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The Chalk Bass, from the Caribbean, is one of the smaller bass within this family, and is a great fish for beginners. The body is orange in color with a purple mid-section. Electric... [Read more]



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The Gold Assessor Basslet, also known as the Golden Mini Grouper, is entirely yellow with red outlining the fins. The Gold Assessor Basslet will not bother invertebrates making... [Read more]



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The Lantern Bass, from the Caribbean, is one of the smaller bass within this family, and is a great fish for beginners. The body is mottled with orange, black and brown markings,... [Read more]



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The Royal Gramma Basslet brings an explosion of color to any saltwater aquarium. It has a bright purple to violet colored anterior contrasted by a vibrant yellow posterior. Coveted... [Read more]



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The Tobacco Basslet is alternately referred to as the Tobacco Fish, or Tobacco Bass, and is common in the tropical Western Atlantic. The body is a light gray on the bottom and... [Read more]