Tobacco Basslet (Serranus tabacarius)
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatibility: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gal
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"
Max Size: Up to 7”
Notes: The Tobacco Basslet is alternately referred to as the Tobacco Fish, or Tobacco Bass. This fish does best in a large tank with plenty of hiding places. Like many members of the Basslet family; the Tobacco Bass is a very hardy fish. However because of its large size it does better in tanks that are 70 or more gallons. It is predatory and will consume smaller fish and crustaceans. Like it's cousin the Chalk bass, its hermaphroditic, the same is true for all members of the Serranus Genus.