Chalk Bass

Latin name: (Serranus tortugarum)

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Blue, Orange, Purple



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The Chalk bass is an excellent choice for any reef aquarium, as they are peaceful and non-destructive. Not only are they not aggressive towards other tankmates, but multiple specimens can be added to the same aquarium, as long as they are added at the same time. A 30-gallon aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding is the ideal home for this species due to their peaceful nature. They are known to leave corals and other sessile invertebrates alone, but larger specimens may attack small shrimps, such as those within the Periclimenes genus. To ensure compatibility, it is always best to introduce the Chalk bass to the aquarium in a group.

The Chalk Bass is an exceptionally hardy fish that is capable of adapting to a variety of aquarium conditions. Its diet should consist of chopped meaty items, as well as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and flake foods. Providing a balanced and healthy diet is essential for the health of your Chalk Bass. Additionally, supplementing its diet with vegetable matter is recommended to ensure the fish receives its necessary vitamins and minerals. A regular feeding schedule should be adhered to to ensure optimal growth and health.

1. The approximate purchase size for this product range from small 1″ to 2″ to medium 2″ to 3″.
2. This product is a great way to add a touch of style to any room.

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