Yellow Assessor (Assessor flavissimus)
Family: Plesiopidae (Longfins)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 82 ft. Size: 2.1 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 15+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Yellow Assessor is found singly or in small groups in coral reef lagoons and slopes. It is normally found in crevices and recesses of the reef. It is often observed swimming upside-down in its shelters.
Husbandry: The Yellow Assessor can be kept with other conspecifics but be sure there are enough hideouts for each of the fish. It is more aggressive with its own species than the Blue Assessor. It is generally not aggressive toward unrelated species. This is an ideal species for a reef aquarium.
Reproduction: This species lays eggs in a nest. It is not a mouthbrooder like its relative, the Blue Assessor.
AKA: Yellow Devilfish
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