Fish Guide

Japanese Basslet   (Liopropoma mitratum)
Family: Grammatidae (Grammas)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 10 to 151 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: Likely   Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Copepods, small fish
Natural History: The Japanese Basslet is found are lagoons and deep reef dropoffs, often in caves and crevices. This species is observed singly or in pairs. Both males and females appear identical with no dimorphic characteristics. It is secretive and not often seen.
Husbandry: The Japanese Basslet is an excellent aquarium fish. It is rarely aggressive to other fish. It is very secretive and numerous hiding places should be provided. With live rock, they need only be fed several times per week. They will eat almost any type of offered food, favoring frozen foods. It should not be kept with other reef basslets of the same species due to intraspecific competition.

AKA: Headband Reef Basslet

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