Gramma loreto - The Royal Gramma Basslet is undisputedly one of the most perfect reef tank citizens. These fish are extremely popular because they're not only gorgeous with their bright complementary colors, but they're hardy, robust, and easy even for beginners to keep and feed. Unlike many other small fish, they're not as timid and tend to spend a lot of time in the water column entertaining their humans. They are peaceful toward even the most timid fish like seahorses. They're completely reef safe with all inverts and corals (except maybe hitchhiking amphipods that grow in most tanks).
This species does well in nano tanks, but they're gregarious enough for large tanks. The ideal tank size is 30+ gallons. They can be kept singly or in small groups if added at the same time.
Royal Gramma Basslets are not picky when it comes to feeding and will take most aquarium foods. These captive bred fish are currently feeding on C1, PE pellet, and Hikari Mysis Shrimp. We recommend a varied diet of frozen meaty foods and Easy Reefs DKI pellets and Masstick.
Royal Gramma Basslets are so popular and compatible with most hobbyist's tanks, it's safe to say that most reef aquariums house one. It's our dream that one day all Royal Gramma Basslets (and all aquarium fish) in captivity will be captive bred. By purchasing a Biota Royal Gramma Basslet, you can help us reach our goal of a more sustainable and ethical aquarium hobby.
Small: ~ 1"+
Medium: ~ 1.75"+
If you are someone who loves collecting rarities, check out the Golden Cuban Basslets - close cousins of the Royal Gramma Basslet with the same attributes, but so rare, only a small number of people get to observe them in real life.