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ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass
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ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass (Serranus tortugarum)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue, Orange, Purple
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 3"
Origin Aquacultured - ORA®
Family Serranidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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LiveAquaria® is proud to offer the ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass as part of our ever-increasing selection of captive-bred, sustainably-raised, or cultured aquatic life to stock your aquarium. The gorgeous ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass boasts many desirable traits that make it a great choice for both novice and seasoned marine aquarium hobbyists alike.

The ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass is a beautiful and hardy fish with an accommodating personality that reaches a maximum size of about 3". The brightly-colored ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass sports an eye-catching, jewel-tone color scheme of lavender pink and turquoise blue with bold, rust-colored stripes. The bright pastel coloration of the ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass will appear to vary under different lighting conditions for a spectacular visual presentation. The captive-bred Chalk Bass has a unique advantage over their wild-harvested counterparts as they are hardier and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums.

The ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass should be housed in a well-established 30 gallon or larger aquarium aquascaped liberally with live rock, live sand, and plenty of hiding places. If you are interested in keeping a small group of ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass, be sure to introduce them simultaneously in an aquarium that is at least 100 gallons in size. The ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass is somewhat of a cautious and shy fish that rarely demonstrates aggression towards other fish other than conspecifics and congeners. House the ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass with fish of peaceful temperament and avoid keeping with more aggressive fish. The ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass will not bother corals, making it a fantastic addition to the coral reef aquarium. In the wild, Chalk Bass are distributed across the Western Atlantic Ocean (including southern Florida, Bahamas, Honduras, and the Virgin islands) and typically found over rubble-strewn, silty, or sandy bottoms near reefs.

The ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass has a hearty appetite and as such, it is important to provide a diverse diet including vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

Approximate Purchase Size:: 1" to 1-1/2"

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