Red-Cheeked Fairy Basslet

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Red-Cheeked Fairy Basslet

This fish is known as Red-Cheeked Fairy Basslet, Pacific Basslet, Hucht’s Sea Perch, Red-Cheeked Anthias and the correct latin name is Pseudanthias huchtii. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Basslets family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Females are peaceful, males are aggressive in general.

Red-Cheeked Fairy Basslet can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Red-Cheeked Fairy 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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Males have a ribbon over their eyes, which is typical for this specie, but females do not have it. In the nature, they live on coral reefs alone, but also in small groups. Especially males are territorial.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the picture. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Red-Cheeked Fairy Basslet picture

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