Blue Macneill's Assessor (Assessor macneilli)
Family: Plesiopidae (Longfins)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 66 ft. Size: 2.3 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 15+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton - copepods, ostracods, amphipods
Natural History: The Blue Macneill's Assessor is generally found in groups in lagoons and on reef slopes. It often swims upside-down under a cave or ledge ceiling.
Husbandry: The Blue Macneill's Assessor is a great aquarium fish, It is a hardy and can be kept in groups, provided there are ample hiding places for the different fish. It should not be housed with aggressive species. Live rock with numerous hiding places should be provided for this species. If several assessors are added to an aquarium simultaneously, they usually tolerate each other well. This species should not be housed with aggressive species.
Reproduction: It is a mouth brooder and has been bred in the home aquarium. Males incubate eggs in their mouths.
AKA: Blue Assessor, Blue Devilfish
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