Harlequin Basslet

Scientifically speaking, the basslets are members of the family Grammatidae. Within the marine fish hobby world this category also includes members of the family Serranidae. These typically smaller fish pack a lot of options in a small package. Basslets can be found in a dazzling array of super bright colors, but they are often territorial and aggressive, so keeping more than one male is often ill advised.

  • Scientific Name: Serranus tigrinus
  • Origin: Caribbean
  • Max Size: 11 1/2 inches
  • Diet: variety of chopped live meaty items and frozen foods.
  • Required Tank Size: 75+ gallons
  • Shipping Size: 2 to 3 inches