Black Cap Jawfish (Opistognathus randalli)

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Black Cap Jawfish

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Black Cap Jawfish

Opistognathus randalli

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Opistognathidae



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Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

This fish is reef-safe and should be kept with similar-sized peaceful reef-dwelling fish. It is peaceful towards tank mates but is highly territorial towards its own species. Keep only one Jawfish to a tank unless you have a mated pair.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

There must be a reasonable amount of substrate for this fish, either sand or small gravel, as this is a burrowing fish. A tight fitting lid is a must as this fish is also an excellent escape artist!

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures

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