The Yellow Cheek Gramma is a deep water species found throughout the Caribbean. Its dark body shows blueish or purplish, scales with yellow centres and a mostly yellow head with dark markings on the lips and cheeks.
An excellent choice for a reef aquarium, the Yellow Cheek Gramma is a threat to only the smallest invertebrates such as Copepods, Isopods, or Amphipods. Provide an aquarium with plenty of rock caves to hide in. Yellow Cheek Grammas can become territorial once established, so they should not be kept with other basslets. Because they tend to be deep-water dwellers, they do better in an aquarium with slightly subdued lighting.
Yellow Cheek Grammas will do well on a diet of meaty foods including marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp, and quality frozen preparations.