Jawfish, Dusky



It is known as the Dusky Jawfish has a body which is heavily flecked with dark brown hues and covered by blackish marks. The caudal fin and the posterior portion of the dorsal fin are yellow, with rows of tiny black dots. It is required to have a 30 gallon or bigger aquarium that has rock tiny pieces of shell as well as loose coral rubble that is an aquascape as well as a bottom made of sand for burrowing. The tank should be outfitted with a lid that is tight fitting, because it's a jumper. It must be kept in a tank in a tank with friendly tankmates. Multiple Dusky Jawfish are able to be housed in a tank in which they can each establish their own areas. A diet for the Dusky Jawfish is likely to consist of a wide variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh along with mysis shrimp. Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1-1/2" to 2" Medium: 2" to 2-1/2" Large: 2-1/2" to 3"  
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Jawfish, Dusky Information Dusky Jawfish Dusky Jawfish has a body that is richly flecked with dark brown shades and covered with dark spots. The Dusky Jawfish is a very active and constantly searching for materials to construct its own home. It is known as the Dusky Jawfish is an amusing fish that can be found popping his head from its burrow, and then open its mouth wide at any fish that is passing by to try to keep them from getting away. It can grow as high as four inches long. It is a passive fish and is moderately tough in stamina. Dusky Jawfish Dusky Jawfish needs to have an extensive sand substrate in the tank since it hangs out a lot and enjoys digging tunnels. It tends actively active in the day and is less active at the night. The Dusky Jawfish thrives in groups, however it can also be seen living alone. There isn't a distinct characteristic that differentiates males and females breeding for this species is difficult in the wild.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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