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