Serranus tortugarum - Chalk Bass
Family - Serranidae
Order - Perciformes
Length - Up to 3 inches
Recognition - Orange or blue body with vertical stripe markings
Habitat - Tropical saltwater in shallow reefs
Behavior - Carnivore
Residency - Caribbean
Life Span - Up to 10 years in captivity
Of Special Note - The Chalk Bass has striking coloration and is a relatively popular fish. Multiple fish of this species can be kept in the same aquarium if added at the same time. It should not bother other fish, but they may attack small shrimp.
As a carnivore, this fish likes to eat meaty fares. It will eat everything from flake food to mysid shrimp and frozen meaty foods. It likes plenty of rockwork and caves to hide in when scared and sleeping. It should be kept in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons.
Return to the Fish Section
Other Articles That You May Be Interested In: