The Randall’s Assessor Basslet displays an overall beautiful blue coloration with red accents in its fins as it matures. A dusky purple hue may also be exhibited and compliment this attractive basslet. This is an excellent choice for reef aquariums.
For a single Randall’s Assessor Basslet, provide at least a 30 gallon tank – larger for more individuals and plenty of rock caves for hiding. Due to its aggression and being territorial, it is best to keep only one male Blue Assessor Basslet.
Assessors are known to be shy, cryptic and reclusive when first introduced into the aquarium. In time, a newly introduced Assessor will be seen and enjoyed more frequently with proper aquascaping that offers ample rock to provide nooks and crannies for the fish to dwell in. Similar to other basslet types, the Randall’s Assessor has a penchant for swimming inverted or upside down.
As a carnivore, the Randall’s Assessor Basslet will thrive on a diet of meaty foods such as finely chopped fresh or frozen marine fish, squid, mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen carnivore preparations. Feed at least twice a day.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2″ to 3″