Tank Bred Japanese
Description: At first glance, the
Japanese Randalls assessor could be confused with a Blue
Assessor, however Randalls assessors are more likely to
exhibit upside-down swimming behavior and their color scheme
is more elaborate. The majority of their body is blue with the
interior of each scale containing a rusty red dot. The head region
is green-blue and their fins contain rays of green, red and orange.
These subtle colors are best observed when keeping a small group
of them in a reef tank with other boisterous but unaggressive
The Randall's Assessor are a peaceful species that make a perfect
addition to your reef tank. Randall's Assessors prefer peaceful
tankmates and plenty of live rock. The Randall's Assessor is
one of the rarest saltwater fish in the hobby. Randall's Assessor's
are origionally from Japan, and almost never were imported to
the USA. The Randall's Assessor's coloration changes dramatically
depending on the angle of viewing, and will become most colorful
when they are comfortable in their environment.
It is rare to
find an entire genera of reef fishes extremely well-suited to
live in an aquarium, but Assessor's make great aquarium residents
for several reasons. Their maximum length of 3 to 4 makes
them suitable for most sizes of aquariums. They arent overly
aggressive with other species or conspecifics and can be kept
singly or in groups. Assessors frequently exhibit a unique and
rather humorous upside-down swimming behavior. Finally they are
easy to keep since they easily adapt to various commercial and
Tank Recommendations: Assessors will do well
in nearly any reef tank. They need some live rock for cover and
are adaptable to most light/temperature/flow situations. Newly
acquired specimens will be shy at first, preferring to spend
much of their time in the rockwork, and specimens usually will
spend a good amount of time swimming upside-down. They're not
especially active swimmers so an adult will be comfortable in
a 29g tank. They shouldn't be kept with extremely aggressive
fish due to their small adult size and lack of defense mechanisms.
- they have no interest in corals or other invertebrates.
Feeding:Tank Bred, they will
eat pellet, Brine and Flake
Assessors are among the very hardiest fish available to the hobby,
Purchase Size: 11/2"
Description: One of the real beauties
of the sea, the Royal Gramma
is found throughout the reef areas of the Caribbean. A popular
addition to both smaller and larger aquariums, its adult size
is fairly small reaching a maxium size in the ocean of only around
3 inches and slightly less in an aquarium when full grown. Quite
hardy,it is one of the easiest, most colorful, and most popular
of the basslets. It is an excellent choice for a reef aquarium,
and since it remains small, is perfect for small reef systems.
The Royal Gramma prefers a tank with lots of rockwork to hide
in and sleep. Since it is found in the deeper waters of the Caribbean,
it needs areas of the tank to have lower light levels either
through less bright aquarium lighting or cave areas that hide
it from the bright lighting. Though perfectly friendly and peaceful
with tankmates of close size, the Royal Gramma is territorial
with its own species. That means it will be aggressive toward
other Grammas so we suggest only one per tank.
Size: 30 gallon
Gramma's do well on a diet
of meaty foods including marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid
shrimp, and quality frozen preparations.
Level of Care: Easy
1" to 2"
Description:The Chalk Basslet is a peaceful, very
sturdy aquarium fish from the Caribbean. It is one of the smallest
of the basslets, and an excellent selection for a beginnger fish.
Not agressive toward any other fish, therefore it is recommended
that they are best kept with peaceful tankmates. Chalk Basslet
live together in groups, and will do so in the aquarium, just
add them simultaneously to an aquarium with plenty of hiding
places such as live rock would provide. They like to float in
place or hover over rubble, silty or sandy bottoms. The body of the Chalk Fish is orange with a mid section
of purple and verticle bands of bright blue going up and down.Overall, Chalk Basslets are a great addition
for any size tanks from 20 gallons and above.
Size: 20 gallon
feeds mainly on zooplankton. Feed meaty foods such as mysis shrimp
and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp.
Easy, an ideal fish for the
reef aquarium, this durable fish typically does great in any
well maintained aquarium.
Reef Compatibility:They wil not pick at
sessile invertebrates nor corals. Therefore with the personality
traits and beauty, we highly recommend the Chalk Basslet for
the reef aquarium.