The Swales Basslet, Liopropoma swales, is often known as Swalesi Swissguard Basslet, or Pacific Candy Basslet. It has distinct features as it has alternating horizontal stripes of purple and orange, which makes it a captivating addition. It is considered one of the most active fishes, which makes it lovely to watch. The Candy Basslett is considered a reef dweller as it doesn’t bother any crabs, snails, and tube worms, but may become aggressive towards small ornamental Shrimp.
We suggest having plenty of Live rock for caves, and a Sandy substrate in the aquarium. This Basslet will reach a size of 3 inches and should be kept in a tank no less than 20 gallons. If kept individually, and no less than 50 gallons if kept in a pair. The CANDY BASSLET is generally peaceful but may become aggressive towards smaller, peaceful fish. We advise you to keep the Candy Basslett in a clean tank which needs to be maintained over regular intervals.
The fish are prone to dinoflagellate and protozoan infections if kept in poor-quality water. The CANDY BASSLET belongs to a sociable species and makes a good tank inhabitant. They are carnivorous and should be fed a diet of meaty preparations that include finely chopped fresh or frozen marine fish, Squid, Mysis shrimp, and vitamin-enriched Brine shrimp. It should be fed at least twice a day for its continued good health. The Swalesi Basslet will thrive in a temperature range of 72-78°F and pH of 8.1.
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