Royal Grammas, Gramma loreto, are also known as the fairy basselet. These are primarily imported from Haiti, and are one of the most popular and beautiful fish from the Caribbean. They thrive on most foods, are not aggressive towards other fish, and don’t get real big. They do very well in reef tanks and will not bother corals and anemones. The average size is about 1.5 inches. Unlike the grammas from Brazil, these can be kept together in aquaria and although they’ll spar with each other, it is a non-lethal sparring. They are very easy to care for and will thrive on most common marine fish foods.
Please Note: Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined. All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system. If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank. If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak. We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we dont always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed. A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.