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Miniatus Grouper

Greek Name: (Cephalopholis miniatus)

$137.99

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Miniatus Grouper, also known as the Miniata Grouper, Coral or Blue-Spot rockcod, Coral Hind, and Coral Grouper is a typical and sought-after fish in Coral reefs in Indo-Pacific and makes an incredible addition to a huge home aquarium. It is found in wild environments and is able to reach sizes up to 18″ however, tank specimens are rarely more than the length of a foot.

The Miniatus Grouper is a large and tough fish that requires an aquarium that is 180 gallons or more once fully mature. It is able to be paired with other fish, provided they are not too big to be consumed. It is not recommended to trust it around small fish or invertebrates.

In the wild, this marine predator is known to attack groups of reef-dwelling fish. For aquariums freeze-dried Krill that has been soaked in Selcon, feeder goldfish or squid can be used.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small; 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″; Small/Medium: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Medium: 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″ Medium/Large: 4-1/2″ to 5-1/2″ Large; 5-1/2″ to 7″

 

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Blue, Orange, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

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

Max Size

1' 2"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

General information on Miniatus Grouper

A Miniatus Grouper is a common and well-known fish found on the reefs that form part of the Indo-Pacific and makes the most stunning addition to any home aquarium. In nature it could grow to sizes as large as 18″. However, aquarium specimens are usually less than one foot in length. The Miniatus Grouper is a large and tough fish that requires a huge aquarium at full size. It is able to be paired with other fish, provided they are not big enough to be consumed. It shouldn’t be used with small fish or invertebrates.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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