Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris)
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208 Litres (55 US G.)
20-40 cm (7.9-15.7")
6.5 - 7.0
10 -29 °C (50-84.2°F)
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- Rock Bass, Goggle Eye
Additional scientific names
- Bodianus rupestris
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- The Rock bass has an relatively peaceful disposition and can be easily out-competed in a tank of aggressors, i.e. those related Centrarchids with genus Lepomis.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Live foods work best. Worms, grubs, and insects are readily accepted. Rock bass have a large mouth to body size ratio and will feed on smaller fishes given the opportunity. They should avoid being fed feeder fish however.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Depending on chosen diet, one to two times a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Rock bass need freshwater of a temperate temperature. They prefer a demersal lifestyle.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Being fairly shy, they like to be able to hide. They need cracks and crevices and will often use these hiding areas to stage ambushes from.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- The Rock bass is a rather un-remarkable fish. They resemble a typical sunfish in body shape and size, however they possess a large mouth and will always have a red iris around the pupil of the eye. They are brown-to-green in colour.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )