Square-Spot Fairy Basslet

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Square-Spot Fairy Basslet

This marine aquarium fish is known as Square-Spot Fairy Basslet and the correct latin name is Pseudanthias pleurotaenia. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Sea Basses family. (e) Origin of this species is Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Anthias is aggressive.

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Square-Spot 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

A carnivore; Requires various foods. Mysis Shrimp and flakes for instance.

The male

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 1; male

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 2; male

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 3; male

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 4; male

The female

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 1; female

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 2; female

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet picture 3; female

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

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet, picture no. 1

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet, picture no. 2

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet, picture no. 3

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet, picture no. 4

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet, picture no. 5

Square-Spot Fairy Basslet, picture no. 6



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