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Dottybacks - Pseudochromis - Basslets

 
   
The Dottyback also called Pseudochromis, are small brilliantly coloured reef fish which are very shy in the wild and are never found far from their favored cave. A common site in any reef aquarium, Dottybacks/Pseudochromis come from coral reefs all over the world, about 100 different species, broken into 4 sub-families with 16 genera. Many of these fish are hard to collect and are found in remote locations. Depending on where you live they can be quite rare and very expensive. In marine aquariums Dottybacks/Pseudochromis will start out being very shy but can warm to you with time. They are always darting to and from their favored cave while still trying to keep a keen eye on what ever you maybe doing in the room. In an aquarium it is important to offer these fish a varied diet of high quality food as over time they tend to become dull in color, which can be very disappointing. Frozen plankton, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, bloodworms, pellets and flakes are all popular selections.

 Tank Bred Splendid Dottyback
Pseudomchromis Splendens

Description: Pseudomchromis Splendens
Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Orchid Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/2"

$49.99
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Tank Bred Orchid Dottyback
Pseudomchromis Fridmani

Description: Beautiful Red/Lavender colored fish has such a great personality that it never takes long to become one of the favorites in the aquarium! Guaranteed to not be shy with their elegant swimming style the Orchid Dottyback, sometimes called King Solomon's fish, will tend to always swim in the open once it has become happy with their new environment. In the wild it is found in colonies near vertical walls or ledges, where they dart out to grab a meal from the passing zooplankton, then rush back.The tank bred Orchid dottyback vaiety is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to the Orchid Dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Orchid Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/2"

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Tank Bred Neon Dottyback
Pseudochromis aldabraensis

Description: Neon dottybacks are a beautiful orange color with neon blue stripes on the dorsal fin, gill cover and tail. P. aldabraensis prefer rocky shelter and live alone or in pairs in caves and crevices. In the wild it is found in colonies near vertical walls or ledges, where they dart out to grab a meal from the passing zooplankton, then rush back.The tank bred Neon dottybacks variety is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to the Neon dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Neon Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/2"
$49.99
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Tank Bred Indigo Dottyback
Pseudochromidae fridmani x Pseudochromidae sankeyi
Description: The Indigo Dottyback is a hybrid of two red sea dottybacks, the Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani) and the Striped Dottyback (Pseudochromis sankeyi). The result is a new beautiful hybrid called the Indigo Dottyback named for its incredible Indigo Blue coloration.

The Indigo Dottyback has the mild and social nature of the Striped Dottyback and can be kept in groups. An excellent additional benefit to the Hybrid Indigo Dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent reef or community fish.

Size: The maximum size of the Indigo is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/2"

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Tank Bred Sankeyi Dottyback
( Pseudochromis sankeyi )
Description: The Striped Sankeyi Dottyback is found in the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They live in small colonies in rock rubble at relatively shallow depths. This is one of the least territorial of the dottybacks due to its lifestyle of living in colonies with other members of the species. P. sankeyi have a distinct black and white striped color pattern. This is an easy species to care for in the marine aquarium, as long as it's provided good rocky hiding places and zooplanktonic foods such as brine, mysid or krill shrimp.
Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.
Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Sankeyi is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4 " to 2-1/4"

$39.99
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Tank Bred Springeri Dottyback
(Pseudochromis Springeri)
Description: Another beautiful dottyback from the Red Sea, Springer’s Dottyback is an excellent addition to the reef aquarium. Its coloration is black with blue lines running through the head region. Springer’s Dottyback is a very active, graceful swimmer, and is a joy to watch working their way around the rocky reef.

ORA is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred specimens to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught marine aquarium fish .

The tank bred Springer’s Dottyback is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to the Tank Raised Springer’s Dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as bristleworms but will not bother other reefsafe tank mates!

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.
Food and diet:Dottybacks are easy to feed, and frozen foods such as Mysid shrimp or Brine shrimp are readily accepted. They are also known to feed on small bristle worms, and have been introduced to tanks to help control excessive bristle worm populations. Aqua-cultured dottybacks are also fed pellet or granulated food. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Springeri Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4 " to 2-1/4"
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 Tank Bred Sunrise Dottyback
(Pseudochromis Flavivertex)


Description: The Sunrise Dottyback is another brightly colored basslet found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They have a yellow stripe dorsally from the snout to the tail, and have a blue body with white ventral area. They are found living as solitary individuals around coral heads and rock rubble on the bottom. The tank bred Sunrise Dottyback variety is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to keeping a Sunrise Dottyback in your reef tank is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp ,bristleworms along with other aquarium pests.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Neon Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/4"
$49.99
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Purple Striped Dottyback
Diadema Pseudochromis


Description: The Purple Striped Dottyback also called the Diadema Pseudochromis or Pseudochromis diadema, are found living within the coral maze of the reefs of the Indo Pacific waters. The Diadema Pseudochromis are excellent swimmers that bring a wealth of color and movement to the home aquarium. They are very popular because they are are an inexpensive fish that have the ability to consume and control bristleworms in the aquarium. The Diadema will be aggressive toward other pseudochromis, therefore only one pseudochromis in the aquarium.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger with live rock, etc. for feeling secure

Food and diet:Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"
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Bicolor Dottyback
Pseudochromis paccagnellae

Description:Bicolor Dottyback also called the Bicolor Pseudochromis or Royal Dottyback, are found living within the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region. They are agile swimmers that bring a wealth of color to the aquarium. They are very popular because they are are an inexpensive fish that have the ability to consume and control bristleworms in the aquarium. The Bicolor Pseudochromis will be aggressive toward other pseudochromis, therefore only one pseudochromis in the aquarium.

Recommended minimum tank size: 30 gallon or larger with live rock, etc. for feeling secure

Food and diet:Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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 Purple Dottyback
Pseudochromis Porphyreus


Description:Also known by the common name Magenta Dottyback, what makes this particular species so appealing? Maybe it is its dazzling purple coloration, or perhaps it has something to do with its interestingly curious nature its known to have. Reaching an average of only 3 inches in length. They are very popular because they are are an inexpensive fish that have the ability to consume and control bristleworms in the aquarium. The Magenta Pseudochromis will be aggressive toward other pseudochromis, therefore only one pseudochromis in the aquarium.

Recommended minimum tank size: 30 gallon or larger

Food and diet:Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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Australia Macneill's Blue Assessor
Assessor macneilli


Description:The Blue Assessor, also referred to as Macneill’s Assessor, looks and behaves much like a blue version of the Yellow Assessor. It originates in the Western Pacific from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and New Caledonia. It may often be seen swimming upside down. Assessors are a very attractive, very hardy fish that makes a wonderful addition to tanks of any size, for aquarists of any experience level. They're not imported very frequently and they have a low birth rate in captivity, so they can be difficult to come by and command fairly high prices. They're now being aquacultured.

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 aren’t 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 prepared diets.

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.
Reef Compatability: Absolutely - they have no interest in corals or other invertebrates.
Feeding:Assessors are planktivores and not particularly fussy about diet. Newly acquired specimens should be started on frozen mysis / cyclops and can then be weaned onto dry foods if desired. They should be fed daily.

Level of Care: Easy, Assessors are among the very hardiest fish available to the hobby,
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 21/2"

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Australia Yellow Assessor
Assessor flavissimus


Description: The Yellow Assessor Basslet, also known as the Golden Mini Grouper or Gold Basslet, is entirely yellow with red outlining the fins. It may often be seen swimming upside down. Shown through experience to be one of the most reef safe and peaceful fish in the industry. Assessors are a very attractive, very hardy fish that makes a wonderful addition to tanks of any size, for aquarists of any experience level. They're not imported very frequently and they have a low birth rate in captivity, so they can be difficult to come by and command fairly high prices. They're now being aquacultured.

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 aren’t 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 prepared diets.

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.
Reef Compatability: Absolutely - they have no interest in corals or other invertebrates.
Feeding:Assessors are planktivores and not particularly fussy about diet. Newly acquired specimens should be started on frozen mysis / cyclops and can then be weaned onto dry foods if desired. They should be fed daily.

Level of Care: Easy, Assessors are among the very hardiest fish available to the hobby,
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 21/2"

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Tank Bred Japanese Randall's Assessor
Assessor Randall


Description: At first glance, the Japanese Randall’s assessor could be confused with a Blue Assessor, however Randall’s 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 species.

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 aren’t 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 prepared diets.

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.

Reef Compatability: Absolutely - they have no interest in corals or other invertebrates.

Feeding:Tank Bred, they will eat pellet, Brine and Flake

Level of Care: Easy, Assessors are among the very hardiest fish available to the hobby,
Approximate Purchase Size: 11/2" to 21/2"


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  Royal Gramma Basslet
Gramma loreto


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.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon

Feeding and diet: Royal 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

Reef Compatibility:Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"
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  Chalk Basslet
Serranus tortugarum

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.

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon

Feeding and diet: Carnivorous, feeds mainly on zooplankton. Feed meaty foods such as mysis shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp.

Level of Care: Very 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.

Approx ship size: 2" to 21/2"

$21.99
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Harlequin Bass
Serranus tigrinus
 

Description: Harlequin Bass are an easily identifiable, impressive species that are very popular within the aquarium community. Native to the tropical waters of the Western Atlantic, the Harlequin Bass spends a lot of its time hunting for crustaceans along the rock and scattered coral of reefs. They normally work alone or in pairs and get their name from their agility as well as their appearance, reminiscent of historical jesters with their contrasting, multiple black bars and lines that form irregular rectangular patterns along their bodies. Harlequin Bass have long and pointed snouts with a black and white mottling on their dorsal half; as well as a vivid yellow and black mottling on their ventral half, making them distinctly easy to identify.

Harlequin Bass are an extremely hardy species, but they can also be quite active and like to have room to swim around; they should be kept in an aquarium that is no less than 30 gallons and provided with plenty of live rock as well as fine sand to crushed coral substrate where they can use their long snouts to their advantage.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Considered "reef safe". Harlequin Bass are peaceful with other similar sized tank mates.
Food and diet: Feed a variety of meaty food items such as live, frozen, freeze-dried, and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, chopped krill, and small/chopped silver sides (possibly treated with selcon); they will also readily accept small carnivore/omnivore pellets and flake foods. Variety is the name of the game when it comes to overall and long term health. Feed 2 times per day.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"


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 Blackcap Basslet
Gramma melacara

Description:The Black Cap Basslet is a deep water species found throughout the Caribbean. It is rarely seen in waters shallower than 60 feet. The Black Cap Basslet can be found on the edges of reefs within deeper waters in the Western Central Atlantic. They are an ideal addition for reef tanks and beginning hobbyists as they are a brightly colored, beautiful and generally peaceful species that is only a threat to very small invertebrates such as amphipods, copepods, and isopods. They can become territorial with others of their kind, but multiple specimens can coexist in larger aquariums. Black Cap Basslets get their name because of the black, cap-like marking on their heads; adding some style to the welcome splash of color that they bring to the reef with their vivid purple coloration.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon

Feeding and diet: Black Cap Basslets will do well on a diet of meaty foods including marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, and quality frozen preparations. 

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatability: An excellent reef-dwelling fish, will not pick on corals or invertebrates, making them an ideal fish for the reef aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2"

$59.99
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 Tobacco Basslet
Serranus tabacarius

Description: The Tobacco Basslet is a very sturdy aquarium fish. Also referred to as the Tobacco Fish and the Tobacco Bass. Although not particularly aggressive, they will defend their favorite hole or interstice, chasing fish away that venture to near. Best kept with peaceful tankmates. If you want to keep more than one, add them simultaneously to a larger tank with plenty of hiding places.

Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallon

Feeding and diet: As a carnivore, the Tobacco Basslet will thrive on a diet of meaty foods such as finely chopped fresh or frozen marine fish, squid, mysid shrimp, and frozen carnivore preparations.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

$21.99
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   ReefPods™ Tisbe by AlgaGen
AlgaGen ReefPods™ Tisbe
Excellent food for Mandarins, Blennies, Gobies, Seahorses, and many other finicky eating fish

ReefPods™ Tisbe the most popular aquarium Pod -they consumes your aquarium’s wastes and detritus, reproduce well, and are food for a multitude of reef inhabitants!

ReefPods™ Tisbe is a live culture of the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe biminiensis. Tisbe adult copepods live on bottom substrate such as live rock or sand and will eat detritus and microalage in the aquarium. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by small bottom feeding fish such as gobies, dragonettes and blennies.

ReefPods™ Tisbe may be used as a starter culture to add to marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about nine days. They will thrive in a wide range of aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

Tisbe is an excellent all purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner consuming uneaten food and wastes as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium. Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish!


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