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  • Goby, Jawfish, Pearly

Goby, Jawfish, Pearly

Product Description

The Yellowhead Jawfish, also known as the Yellow Head Jawfish or Yellow-headed Pearly Jawfish, has a yellow head and a light blue-green body. It inhabits the sandy, rubble-strewn areas on the reefs of the tropical Western Atlantic, and is found in close proximity to its burrow or cave. The Yellowhead Jawfish can attain a length of 5 inches in the wild, and up to 4 inches in an aquarium. The Yellowhead Jawfish is a cute fish with a great personality. They are playful and like to people watch. The Yellowhead Jawfish is moderately hardy. It tends to be shy and is best kept with other docile fish. It will not bother other tank inhabitants, but other burrowing fish may bully it. It needs to be kept on 5-7 inches of fine soft substrate such as sand of various particle sizes (not fine). Known for being a jumper when startled or frightened, the tank should have a tight-fitting lid. This fish will spend much of its time in its burrow and when it does venture out, if it is startled, it will bolt back into its burrow tail first with lightning speed. As long as the tank is large enough, several can be kept in the same tank. Multiple specimens provide very interesting behavior as they "dance" up and down in the burr(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

30+ gallons

Care Level

Beginner

Temperament

Peaceful

Water Conditions

70 - 82F (21 _ 28C), 1.020 - 1.026, 8.0 - 8.5

Max Size

4 inches (10 cm)

  • $32.49

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