Royal Gramma Basslet

Greek Name: Gramma loreto



The Royal Gramma Basslet brings a bright splash of colour for any aquarium with saltwater. It is a vibrant purple-to-violet colored anterior, which is complemented by a vibrant yellow posterior. It is sought-after for its distinctive pattern of color and its tiny adult size. Gramma Loreto is an excellent beginner fish, which is ideal for smaller nano reefs.
Originating from the deep-water reefs of the Caribbean. The Grammidae family favors large caves made of rockwork to hide and have moderately less lighting. Since it shows territorial aggression toward its own species, it is recommended that the royal Gramma Basslet is best kept in a single tank. But, most Royal Gramma Basslets are calm toward tankmates with similar size and temperament.


To provide the best treatment, keep your Royal Gramma Basslet in reef systems that is minimum 30 gallons. Because the fish is a carnivore provide a diverse diet of meaty food, such as Mysis Shrimp, brine shrimp and quality frozen products.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4″ to 1-1/4″; Medium: 1-1/4″ to 1-3/4″; Large: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/2″


Care Level




Color Form

Purple, Yellow



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Caribbean, Tropical Western Pacific



Minimum Tank

30 gallons


General info about Royal Gramma Basslet
Royal Gramma Basslet has a bright violet-colored interior, contrasting with a bright yellow posterior. Admired for its distinctive design and color scheme and its relatively small size as an adult, Gramma loreto is well designed for tiny nano reefs. Originating from the deeper-water coral reefs in the Caribbean This member of the Grammidae family favors large caves of rockwork in which to hide and a saltwater aquarium that has somewhat dim lighting. Because it shows territorial aggression to its own species, this saltwater fish is best kept alone. However, the majority of Royal Gramma Basslets behave peacefully with tank mates of the same size and temperament.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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