Swissguard Basslet (Liopropoma rubre)
Family: Grammatidae (Grammas)
Natural Range: Caribbean Ocean
Depth: 16 to 131 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Swissguard Basslet is found on coral reefs where it hides in refuges by day, often hovering upside down, as solitary individuals or in pairs. It will retreat into spaces among the corals when approached, making it very difficult to collect.
Husbandry: The Swissguard Basslet is reclusive and unaggressive toward other species and should be housed with less aggressive species with plenty of rocky recesses where it can hide. In smaller aquaria, one member of a pair may become aggressive toward its conspecific.
Reproduction: This species has spawned in captivity. Mating involves a spawning ascent.
AKA: Peppermint Basslet
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