Striped Basslet (Liopropoma susumi)

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Striped Basslet

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Striped Basslet

Liopropoma susumi

38 Litres (10 US G.)

8-9.1 cm (3.1-3.6")

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

Meteor Basslet, Meteor Perch, Pinstriped Basslet, Pinstriped Reef Basslet

Additional scientific names

Liopoproma susumi, Ypsigramma susumi, Chorististium susumi, Ypsigramma lineata, Ypsigramma brocki, Flagelloserranus meteori


Origin

From the Red Sea to the Line Islands and Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Reunion and New Caledonia.

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 shy fish. One of the even shyer species

Identification

A purple fish with red-orange, and yellow hues with red stripes down its body.

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