Royal Gramma

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Royal Gramma

This fish is known as Royal Gramma, Fairy Basslet and the correct latin name is Gramma loreto. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Basslets family. (e) Origin of this fish is Caribbean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species which can be kept by beginners.

Royal Gramma can grow up to 8 cm what is approximately 3 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 960cm2 of water surface which is approximately 148 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 Royal Gramma 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

This fish is a good fish for a community tank, but very aggressive to other basslets too. You should have many hiding places in the tank and live rocks because they are shy.

Feeding this fish is not hard. It will eat wide variety of food. It is a carnivore, so the food should be based on meat.

A good fish for beginners.

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