Scientific Name: Gramma Loreto
Common Names: Royal Gramma, Fairy Basslet
Maximum Length: 3″ (8cm)
Range: Tropical Western Atlantic
Minimum Aquarium Size: 20 gal (76 L)
Aquarium Suitability: Very Hardy
Foods & Feeding: Carnivore: Meaty Foods including mysid shrimp, frozen preparations & marine fish.
Reef Compatibility: Excellent
Captive Care: The Royal Gramma is a hardy, beautifully colored marine fish that tends to do well even for the beginner aquarist. They are generally non-aggressive, but will viciously defend a preferred hiding place. A vertical reef rock wall or an overhang will replicate this great fish’s natural habitat very well.
Your tank can house groups of these fish, but certainly do not overcrowd them in your tank. Two of these fantastic fish should do just fine in a 55-gallon tank. Composed your group of one medium or large fish, and then add two or more smaller specimens is Ideal. On average, males are larger than females, so choosing one large adult and several small ones will increase the chances of creating a reproductive unit. These amazing little fish will build nests and spawn in captivity!