• Goatfish, Blue

Goatfish, Blue

Product Description

Product Description

Goatfish are relatively new to the hobby, but fast growing in popularity. These hardy fish introduce energetic activity to the aquarium bottom as they actively patrol the sand bed to satisfy their appetites, making them a unique addition to your aquarium. An established 125 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of swimming room and rockwork with a few hiding places is recommended. The bottom of the aquarium should have a moderate substrate layer so the Goatfish may use its barbels to sift through the substrate in search of food (invertebrates, small crustaceans, worms). Because Goatfish eat invertebrates, the nitrogen load capacity of the sand will be reduced and it will be well-oxygenated due to the sifting. Goatfish prefer to be housed with less aggressive tank mates. The diet should consist of fresh or frozen meaty preparations. Goatfish have a high metabolism and should be fed four to five times daily


Minimum Tank Size

125 gallons

Care Level




Water Conditions

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

Max Size

16 inches