Black Cap Basslet

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Black Cap Basslet

This marine aquarium fish is known as Black Cap Basslet, Blackcap Gramma and the correct latin name is Gramma melacara. It belongs to the Basslets family. (e) Origin of this fish is Caribbean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful fish suitable for ordinary marine tanks.

Black Cap Basslet can grow up to 10 cm what is approximately 3 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 186 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Black Cap Basslet fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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