Chalk bass

A fish from the Western Atlantic that occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.

The Chalk bass lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 12 - 396 m , usually 18 - 90 m environment.

The Chalk Bass is known to be a simultaneous hermaphrodite; that is, each fish has functional testes and ovaries, and when spawning each fish takes turns acting as a female and male. More

The Chalk Bass, from the Caribbean, is one of the smaller bass within this family, and is a great fish for beginners. The body is orange in color with a purple mid-section. Electric blue vertical bands, which add to their appeal, accentuate these fish. More

The Chalk Basslet is a very sturdy aquarium fish. Although not aggressive, they will defend their favorite hole or interstice, chasing fish away that venture to near. Best kept with peaceful tankmates. More

An extremely hardy fish, the Chalk Bass requires a diet consisting of a variety of chopped meaty items, vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp and flake foods. More

The Chalk Bass is a hardy specimen that will do well in community tanks and is considered to be the most peaceful and smallest of the Basses. More

Atlantic Chalk Bass, Serranus tortugarum, are small fish found off Florida and most parts of the Caribbean. Their preferred habitat is in deep water over sand and rubble, but the are occasionally found in shallow water in those same habitat types. More

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Grammas and Chalk Bass Make Good First Fish for the Saltwater Tank - © Ret Talbot May 18, 2008 Royal Gramma, Mark Martin Hardy, colorful and small, basslets make fantastic beginner fishes for the novice saltwater aquarist. More

The Chalk Bass is hardy and colorful, making it perfect for novice or experienced aquarists. They can be kept in most community or reef aquariums and will accept most prepared or frozen foods easily. More

The Chalk Bass is known to be a picky eater. Pellets are too large for their small mouths. Therefore, they need either flake food or brine shrimp in order to survive. More

The Chalk Bass is a small hardy fish that is great for beginners or experienced aquarists. It has a bluish body with a series of brown bars along the dorsal area. They need plenty of hiding places and non... More

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Also known as a Chalk Bass, it is native to the warm waters of the Caribbean. Its body is a dull purple with orange "saddle" bands (run vertically over the fish's body). More

The Chalk Bass is a beautiful, hardy and easy to keep addition to the marine aquarium, which acclimates readily to an established aquarium. They can be kept in small groups if introduced simultaneously. More

Chalk Bass This fish has stunning coloration which includes an almost neon sheen to it. This is a great beginner fish that is quite hardy, but may chase other fish away from its hiding spot or territory. More

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Common names

chalk bass in English
Guatacare colorao in Spanish (español)
serrano pálido in Spanish (español)
serrano tortuga in Spanish (español)
Serranus tortugarum in Catalan (Català)
垩鮨 in Mandarin Chinese
垩鮨 in Unknown
堊鮨 in Mandarin Chinese
堊鮨 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Serranus
Species : Serranus tortugarum
Authority : Longley, 1935