Blue Spot Jawfish; Mexico 2 lot



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The Blue Dot Jawfish, also called the Bluespotted Jawfish, was first found by the Tropical Eastern Pacific in 1991 by Allen and Robertson. The lively fish is characterized by vibrant coloration that is striking shades of yellows blues and oranges. They also have iridescent blue spots with irregular shapes covering every inch of the body and head. The ideal setup for the Blue Dot Jawfish is an established 30 gallon or greater aquarium with plenty of live rock and a layer of fine to moderately-sized sand substrate to filter through. An ample living space horizontally and the substrate layer to be at a minimum 3" in depth is essential for this fish to burrow. Additionally, a well-fitting canopy is required to prevent this Blue Dot Jawfish from jumping out of the aquarium. The Blue Dot Jawfish is rarely aggressive toward other saltwater fish, but it is territorial and fights with its own kind unless they're a mated pair. Diet of Blue Dot Jawfish must comprise a mix of crustacean flesh, marine fish as well as mysid shrimp. The fish should be fed at a minimum 3 times per day. Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"
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Information on Jawfish, Blue Dot Blue Spotted Jawfish (Opistognathus rosenblatti) are well known for their frightening behavior and can leap from aquariums that are not covered. It is strongly suggested that a lid that is closed is placed on every tank that houses the Blue Spot Jawfish. You should only keep one Blue dot jawfish per tank, unless it is introduced as in a confirmed pair. It is necessary to have sand substrate because it is how they construct their burrows. Feed a varied diet made up of chopped, meaty marine food. This includes krill, seafood that is raw, table shrimp mussel, and clam. It's also a great idea to supplement its diet with some kind of herbivore food.    
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs
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