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Chinstrap Jawfish

Greek Name: (Opistognathus sp 6)

$34.99

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Chinstrap Jawfish Chinstrap Jawfish is a newly “discovered” species of Jawfish that is sure to add activities and provide enjoyment value for your aquarium. The Jawfish, which is not yet described, appears similar with Opistognathus scops. However it is it is distinct from the Chinstrap Jawfish is distinguished by the large, coarser pattern in which the white “spots” transform into an attractive and beautiful snowflake design. It is believed that the Chinstrap Jawfish features a prominent an ocellus that is located in face of dorsal fin as well as an ocular band which extends all the way to the chin, which confers it with the common name.

The Chinstrap Jawfish is best kept in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium , with friendly tankmates and at least 3-4 inches of mixed substrate to allow for burrowing. A variety of coral branches, clams or snail shells as well as various pieces of rubble will be awe-inspiring as material for building a den.

Jawfish show territorial aggression towards the species they share with and therefore only one specimen or a pair of mated jawfish, should be kept in each tank. Multiple Chinstrap Jawfish can be kept if kept in a large enough tank so that each Chinstrap Jawfish has the ability to establish their own territory. Like other Jawfish Aquariums, one with the tightest fitting lid is essential to ensure that there is no escape.

The diet of Chinstrap Jawfish should comprise various freshwater fishes, crustaceans as well as mysis shrimp.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 2″, Medium: 2″-3″

 

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Green, Orange, Tan

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

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

Max Size

3"

Origin

Indo-Pacific

Family

Opistognathidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

General information regarding Chinstrap Jawfish

Chinstrap Jawfish Chinstrap Jawfish has a similar appearance as Opistognathus scops. However Chinstrap Jawfish is distinct from Opistognathus scops. Chinstrap Jawfish is distinguished by larger, coarser mottling, in which the white spots take an attractive and beautiful snowflake-like pattern. Chinstrap Jawfish Chinstrap Jawfish features a prominent ocellus that is located in side of its dorsal fin, and an Ocular band that runs from its chin to the chin, which makes it the common name. The Chinstrap Jawfish is best kept in a larger or medium aquarium that has docile tankmates as well as at least 3-4 inches of mixed substrate to allow for burrowing. A variety of coral branches, clams and snail shells as well as other pieces of rubble are sure to be welcomed with enthusiasm as vital components for constructing dens. Jawfish exhibit territorial aggression toward the other species in their own and therefore only one specimen or a mated pair should be kept in each tank. Multiple Chinstrap Jawfish could be kept in the event that they are placed in a big enough tank that each Chinstrap Jawfish is able to establish their own territory. Like other Jawfish Aquariums, one with an encapsulated lid that is tight to ensure that there is no escape.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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