Gramma loreto (Royal Gramma Basslet) - Oct. '05 Fish of the Month

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Gramma loreto

    Reef Safe: Yes
    Attitude: [​IMG]

    Max Size: 3"
    Diet: Carnivore
    Care: Easy

    Origin: Caribbean

    Personal Observations -

    The Royal Gramma is a home run for a reef tank. First of all it is one beautiful fish - the color combo is an eye grabber! And equal to that is its personality. Generally mellow, but can be quirky. It will get in a staring contest with you and make faces like opening its big mouth. ;D

    Although it likes caves when it is in the mood, it does come out front a lot and it an interesting swimmer as it can stop on a dime.

    The one I had in an old tank would eat any meaty food I threw in there.

    Due to its color, ease of feeding, compatibility, and personality - the Royal Gramma Basslet is an easy pick for 3reef's fish on the month. 8) :goldfish:


    PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH THIS FISH!
     
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  3. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    Mine is a hidder, but I will say it is beautiful.
    Mine will also eat anything I throw in the tank
     
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  4. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

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    Any idea if anyone is breeding these guys? Great looking fish, but I am really trying to stay aquacultured. I have been focusing on corals, but would not mind getting a few fish. Everyone has aquacultured clownfish, but it is a challange to find anything else.
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The only ones I know breeding the Royal Gramma are Proaquatix. They do not sell to hobbyist however, just retailers. However, going from memory, I believe the guys at 3reef Sponsor Premium Aquatics will help you out with that if Proaquatix has any in stock. :)
     
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  6. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

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    cool. thanks for the info!
     
  7. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    Will they generally eat flake food? It's what I mostly feed my clowns. Once every other day - wondering if I can keep a RG on the same schedule/food as the clowns...
     
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  9. bc219

    bc219 Millepora

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    Mine eats flakes or pellets (which I recently switched to).
     
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  10. Camilsky

    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    The same here! My Gramma is amazing! Lots of personality :) Here's shot of mine:

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  11. bc219

    bc219 Millepora

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    Dude that is an awesome pic! I love it when my rg does that, it's so funny because he's such a wimp but can put on quite a scary face!
     
  12. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    Great fish. I haven't seen mine make that face since he was new in the tank. Now he just swims along with the rest . Very peaceful.
     
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