Tiger Jawfish

Tiger Jawfish - Opistognathus sp (M)

Opistognathus sp

Tiger Jawfish (Opistognathus sp.) is also known as Bali Tiger Jawfish, Goldspecs Jawfish, Black Cap Jawfish, Black Head Jawfish. This entertaining burrower will give many hours of entertainment as it builds it’s burrow from various pieces of rock, rubble and sand. May even choose a flat rock as a roof and build on to that.

Jawfish are well known for frightening easily and will jump out of uncovered aquariums. Only one jawfish should be kept per tank unless a confirmed pair can be obtained. May attack small ornamental shrimps. Jawfish require sand substrate as this is how they make their burrows.

Feed a varied diet consisting of chopped meaty marine foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet.

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