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    Candy Bass

    I bought a candy bass about one week ago.

    I have rarely seen it at all, as it seems as shy as Russian hockey players in the corners. I have no large and no agressive fish.

    Do some of you have this fish? Do you see it sometimes? Am I too impatient or is this normal behavior for this fish?

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    Do you mean a Swissguard Basslet or one of the other similar types? Can you find a pic of it and post it here for us to see?
    If it's what I "think" you're talking about, yes it is normal for it to hide during the day when there is lots of light. They will stay within the rockwork as they naturally hang out in caves and such. In the evening when only the actinics are on, it should come out more into the open.

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    Thanks Toutouche.

    I was not even aware different kinds of Candy Bass existed.

    I will try to identify the specific kind.

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    Here is an article on these fish .... ( again.. if it's what I "think" you're talking about).

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/hcs3/index.htm

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    Cool

    theres TONS!! of bassletts. chalk bass are another common one and very nice looking fish! I've never really heard of candy bass? but have heard the name candy stripe which also might be the swiss guard greg mentioned. The chalk bass [if thats what it might be] are more out in the open. The swiss is an awsome looking fish.

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    I believe it is the Liopropoma rubre, as pictured in the article Toutouche mentioned. Last night, it came out more and I saw it for the first time a few minutes under the halide. Beautiful. I really wish it would swim in the open more to admire its beautiful colors.

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    Peluche,
    I think what you have is "not" the Peppermint Bass but rather what is known as a Swissguard Basslet ( like the one I have). The Peppermint one is extremely rare and very expensive too. Up till now, I have never heard of one being for sale around here.
    The Swissguard looks exactly the same, except the coloring is different. The Swissguard is orange and reddish striped, while the Peppermint is also orange but with purple/pinkish stripes.

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    Yes you are rightÖ..mine is orange and reddish striped.

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    Then you have a Swissguard Basslet. And yes they are rather nice.

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