The most coveted of the basslets, the Royal Gramma Basslet or
Fairy Basslet is beautiful. The front half of its body and head are a bright
purple to violet, while the back half is a striking and vibrant yellow. It is an
excellent choice for a reef aquarium, and since it remains small, is perfect for
small reef systems.
A single specimen should be housed in a minimum of a 30 gallon tank. They are
aggressive towards their own species, and should be housed singly. Because the
Royal Gramma Basslet is a deep-water dweller, it prefers caves and extensive
rockwork, as well as a somewhat subdued lighting arrangement.
As a carnivore, the Royal Gramma Basslet will do well on a diet of meaty fare
including marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, and quality frozen