Swissguard Basslet (Liopropoma rubre)

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Swissguard Basslet

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Swissguard Basslet

Liopropoma rubre

38 Litres (10 US G.)

9-10 cm (3.5-3.9")

pH

8.0 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years

Family

Serranidae



Additional names

Peppermint Basslet


Origin

From southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to northern South America.

Sexing

Not sexually dimorphic. Close examination required.

Tank compatibility

Mixes well as it is peaceful.

Diet

Carnivorous; eats a wide range of foodstuffs.

Feeding regime

Daily.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank. A smaller tank will make the probability of disappearing much less.

Behaviour

A relatively peaceful species that mixes well. Although bolder than fellow species, it is still relatively shy, and reclusive.

Identification

A red fish with yellow stripes. It can be differentiated from the Candy Basslet because the colours are more muted on the swissguard; a sure-fire way to tell is that the swissguard basslet has a spot on the anal fin, which the candy basslet lacks.

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