• Goby, Jawfish Mustache (Atl)

Goby, Jawfish Mustache (Atl)

Product Description

Product Description

Moustache Jawfish (Opistognathus sp.) are white to ivory with orange horizontal stripes and dark brown coloration around the face. They have orange "eye brows" and yellow fins. Jawfish can be some of the most comical and amusing members of an aquarium community. They have large eyes and a big mouth that they open wide to intimidate other tankmates away from their territory. Jawfish build burrows in the substrate and under rockwork and will quickly dash in and out of their holes when threatened or feeding. Some jawfish even appear to "decorate" their entrances with larger bits of stone and shell. They should be given a soft mixed substrate that is at least 3-4 inches deep to build their burrows. Jawfish are generally peaceful towards other fish but most will fight with other jawfish. They can be kept in reef aquariums but their elaborate burrows can cause some rockwork to be unstable and may collapse structures. Make certain all rockwork is secure and on the bottom of the tank to help prevent collapses! A collapse could injure your jawfish or other tankmates and may even break the aquarium of a heavy rock falls against the glass. Jawfish have been known to jump from uncovered aquariums when threatened(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

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