Harlequin Bass


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 abundant hiding places provides a good environment. It prefers to dig in the bottom substrate.

As the Harlequin Bass matures, it may prey on any smaller fish or crustacean tank mates, but is peaceful with other larger fish. It will not live peacefully with others of the same species unless they form a mated pair. An extremely hardy fish, the Harlequin Bass requires a diet consisting of a variety of chopped live meaty items and frozen foods.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive, Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Black, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Caribbean, Tropical Western Atlantic
Family: Serranidae

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