Black Cap Basslet


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Black Cap Basslet 

Black Cap Basslet, or simpler Blackcap Basslet or Blackcap Gramma,  is a deep water species found throughout the Caribbean. Its brilliant purple body and jet-black diagonal cap make it a striking addition to any aquarium.Blackcap Gramma are peaceful, hardy, reef and peaceful community safe, and beautiful. They grow to four inches. The Black Cap Basslet is a threat to only the smallest invertebrates such as Copepods, Isopods, or Amphipods. Provide at least a 30 gallon tank with rock caves to hide in. Black Cap Basslets can become territorial once established, so they should not be kept with other basslets. Because they tend to be deep-water dwellers, they do better in an aquarium with slightly subdued lighting.

  • Scientific Name: Gramma melacara
  • Family: Grammidae
  • Max Size: 4 inches
  • Diet: meaty foods including marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp, and quality frozen preparations.
  • Required Tank Size: 30+ gallons
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 2 to 3 inches


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