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Assessor Basslet - Your Assessment?

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    Default Assessor Basslet - Your Assessment?

    Anyone had any experience with an Assessor Basslet? I think the yellow ones are stunning, though the black ones are pretty cool too. Not used to paying so much for a fish I won't eat, so I'd like to hear a bit about it first. My DT is ~55gal, and the fish I have all seem to coexist.

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    No opinions from anyone? That's gotta be a first!

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    I have never had one of these fish.....but looks really nice!

    From what I have read, it does seem to be too demanding or hard to keep.

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    MonsterTankMan - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Jul 2011


    I had one for a minute till the cherub angel killed..they need a pretty chill tank imo.

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    There's not a lot of danger in my tank. A Coral Beauty might be the toughest fish in there. But she's welcomed everyone, with just a bit of hazing.

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    kev2me - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Definitely a cool fish. I'm looking for a second Yellow Assessor, but like you said they're a bit pricey. Not to mention you can't really sex them.

    Ours swims upside down most of the time and gets along with everyone. Our most aggressive tankmate is a Sixline Wrasse and it does not pick on the Assessor, but our Sixline is relatively nice for a Sixline... so your experience may vary.

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    Upside down? Kinda glad to hear that. Mine dove into the frogspawn immediately upon release. Then, it disappeared for days. One night, after lights out, I saw it in the back of the tank. It showed lots of battle scars. Now, it seems to be happy in the back/top of the tank, but it swims on its side most of the time. Coloring up nicely, and the fin nips are healing amazingly fast.

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