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  1. Chalk Bass Chalk Bass

    Scientific Name: Serranus tortugarum
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Moderate
    Min. Tank Size: 29 gallon
    Temperament: Passive
    Dominant Color: Blue
    Disease Prone: low occurrence
    Jumper: low occurrence
    Tank Mates: WhiteTail Pygmy Angel~Orange Fire Fish and Tangroa Goby.
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    Oct 2009
    U.P. of Michigan.
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    Additional Information & Description

    The Chalk Bass (Serranus tortugarum) is a small hardy fish that is great for beginners or experienced aquarists. It has a bluish body with a series of brown bars along the dorsal area. Part of their scientific name comes from the tortoiseshell-like sheen of their body. They have a more peaceful temperament than many other basslets.

    Basses and basslets from the Serranus genus vary in appearance and size but are similar in care and relative temperament. They are Reef Safe, spending much of their time perching in, on, and around rockwork and caves. They may become territorial and should not be kept with extremely small, passive or skittish fish. They also may prey on smaller crustaceans like shrimp and crabs.

    These fish are generally not picky eaters and will accept a wide variety of foods. Some may eat prepared pellets and flakes with time but a varied meaty diet is best. They can be given frozen or fresh shrimp, clam, scallop, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, krill and similar items. The size of the piece should be suitable to the size of the fish being fed.
    Last edited by MizTanks; 07-29-2011 at 10:36 AM.
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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Clio, Michigan
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    very nice addition to your tank Jamie..

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Wow yet another great write up. And a great addition to your tank!
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