Harlequin Bass

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Harlequin Bass

This marine aquarium fish is known as Harlequin Bass and the correct latin name is Serranus tigrinus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Basses family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Harlequin Bass can grow up to 29 cm what is approximately 11 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3480cm2 of water surface which is approximately 539 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (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 not very difficult to keep the Harlequin Bass 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A carnivore which eats worms and other meat based foods.

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