Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Peach Fairy Basslet it is a genus of the multicolored reef fish species, belonging to the genus Pseudanthias of the family Serranidae. The scientific name of the Peach Fairy Basslet is Pseudanthias dispar and it hails from the Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Great Barrier Reef, and Australia. Though this Peach Fairy Basslet species is a fantastic appearing saltwater fish, it may not be the best option for most sea aquarium keepers. The Peach Fairy Basslet can be quite fussy when first introduced and are vulnerable to most saltwater fish ailments. Appropriate acclimation and the use of a quarantine container is a must with the Peach Fairy Basslet. The Peach Fairy Basslet fish species are harmless to humans.
The Peach Fairy Basslet is an average-sized fish that has a maximum body length of 3.8 inches (9.5 cm). though the fish is a reef-associated sea fish, they are mostly found in shallow waters at a depth that ranges from 3.3 feet to 59.4 feet (1 meter to 18 meters), with the tropical temperature of water that varies from 22 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius.
The Peach Fairy Basslet fish can be largely seen from the Christmas Island in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean to the north of the Yaeyama Islands, the Line Islands, and in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef, Samoa and Fiji. The Peach Fairy Basslet fish species are mostly seen at the upper-edge of sheer external reef slopes, with reasonable currents. The Peach Fairy Basslet occur in large groups of mixed genders while feeding in currents brushing the reef.
The Peach Fairy Basslet has a total of 10 dorsal spines and a total of 16 to 18 dorsal soft rays. It has a total of 3 anal spines with 7 to 8 anal soft rays. Males display a brilliant red dorsal fin, with deeply extended ventral fins, whereas the females display orange and they have yellowish tail and a pink streak from the tip of the nose angling down, going through the lower part of their eyes.
When maintained in an aquarium, the Peach Fairy Basslet needs a 114-liter (30 gallons) tank, filled with water that ranges in temperature from 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius), with the pH level between 8.1and 8.4, and the specific gravity between 1.021 and 1.025.
The Peach Fairy Basslet can get violent with other anthia species. The Peach Fairy Basslet may get frightened by damselfish and can be consumed by bigger, more violent tank companions. The Peach Fairy Basslet fish species needs a tank with the best water quality for breeding purposes.
Utmost caution has to be applied while choosing tank mates when accommodating with the Peach Fairy Basslet fish species in the tank. Keeping these fish species with other anthias should be avoided. If required, the other tank mates should be introduced with the Peach Fairy Basslet fish species at the same time to restrict their territorial aggression. This is because they may get threatened or consumed by larger tank companions. The tank should be fully equipped with live rock to assist make these fish species feel safe at night.
The Peach Fairy Basslet is an omnivorous fish and it feeds mostly on plankton in the wild. In the aquarium, the Peach Fairy Basslet are nourished with a variety of vitamin-rich sea foods. The Peach Fairy Basslet are fed with live and frozen foods, such as brine shrimp or mysis.
The maximum lifespan of the Peach Fairy Basslet is 5 years in the wild, whereas in the captive, they live for a longer period.