The Banded Longfin Basslet originates from the reefs of the Indo-Pacific. They have an elongated, dark body with prominent vertical lines. The dorsal fin extends the entire length of the body and is highlighted in red. They make a great addition to the saltwater fish only or reef aquarium.
The Banded Longfin Basslet does well in a saltwater aquarium of at least 30 gallons with plenty of live rock for hiding places and for supplemental nutrition. It will tend to swim in the open after it has become acclimated to its new environment. Only house one of this species per aquarium, unless the aquarium is very large, and they are acclimated at the same time. They will not bother invertebrates, and are a great fish for the reef aquarium. They may also help control bristleworm populations in the aquarium.
The diet consists of meaty foods including; vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, chopped fish and a quality flake food.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: Less than 1"; Medium: 1" to 1-1/2"; Large: 1-1/2" or larger