Porkfish, Captive-Bred



We are delighted to present our Rising Tide Captive-Bred Porkfish which is a native of The Western Atlantic. With a yellow head and fins with the base of silver-gray with vertical black stripes. They are a tranquil fish that is a perfect addition to a tranquil aquarium that is exclusively for saltwater fish. The thing that makes this fish more attractive to aquarists is that every Porkfish is genetically modified to help safeguard the fragile reefs around the world. The Captive-Bred Porkfish has other unique advantages over wild-harvested species. One of them is that it is Captive-Bred Porkfish is very hardy and more comfortable with the conditions like those found in home aquariums. It is, therefore, the perfect choice for newbies as well as experienced aquarists. A 180 gallon or greater aquarium with plenty of space to swim in is essential. A number of Porkfish in a school is a good idea in the event that there is sufficient space within the tank. In the wild, these fish tend to prefer hovering around reefs and will seek out a ledge or cave to rest. They have been reported to sometimes pick parasites off the bodies of tankmates. Beware of putting the Captive-Bred Porkfish in tanks with aggressive species. They're not a great option for reef aquariums, because they are able to eat all snails, crabs, shrimp, and starfish. The Captive-Bred Porkfish diet consists of various meaty meals including cut shrimp, the flesh of marine fish, frozen foods that have been prepared for carnivores, as well as vegetables. The fish will be in their juvenile colors. When they grow, the Captive-Bred Porkfish adjusts to the aquarium and grows in size, the adult coloration will become apparent when the fish is about 4 or 5" in length. Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"  
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Information about the Porkfish, Captive-Bred Porkfish are peaceful fish that are a fantastic addition to a tranquil aquarium with only saltwater fish. A larger than 180 gallon aquarium with plenty of space for swimming is needed. A number of Porkfish in a school is a good idea provided there is room inside the aquarium. In the wild, these fish tend to hang around reefs and will seek out an underwater cave or ledge as a refuge. The fish are known to sometimes pick parasites off the bodies of tankmates. Do not keep them in a tank with species that are aggressive, and adult fish should be the first ones to be brought into an aquarium that is a community tank. They are not a suitable choice for reef aquariums, because they are able to eat all snails, crabs, shrimp, and starfish.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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