Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Max. Size: 11 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches
Notes: These fishes are extremely hardy, and
make a great candidate for beginners. A 75 gallon or larger aquarium with
abundant hiding places provides a good environment.
Harlequin Bass matures and grows, it may prey on any smaller fish or small
crustacean tank mates. Although these fishes can boss around some smaller tank
mates, they are not normally overly aggressive to dissimilar species. They do
not normally take kindly to other Dwarf Sea Basses or even bottom dwelling
fishes that occupy the same territory, so keep a close eye on them when mixing
similar fishes or ones that occupy the same territory. Ideally only one
Harlequin Bass per tank is recommended, unless a bonded pair can be obtained.
variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image