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Blue Spotted Jawfish
Opistognathus rosenblatti
 
The Blue Spotted Jawfish originates from the Eastern Pacific. The Blue Spotted Jawfish head is normally yellow tapering down to blue over the tail. This Jawfish is covered in blue spots and streaks. Excellent choice for small reef tanks. Jawfish seem to have distinct individual personalities. Normally peaceful to other reef inhabitants but should be kept singly as they are aggressive to their own kind. Jawfish spend much of their time hanging around the rock work, specifically in their burrow. They need 2 to 4 inches of sand to dig their burrow into and will occasionally remove so much sand that the base rock begins to shift. Therefore, it makes best sense to setup your reef tank with the base rock placed on the bare bottom of the tank as opposed to sitting on the top of the sand. One other note, Jawfish have a tendency to jump, especially at night. They seem to have a fondness for jumping into hang on filters or refugiums.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Size 
2 - 4 Inches 
Temp
74F - 84F  
pH 
8.2 - 8.3 
Specific Gravity 
1.022 -1.025 
Hardness 
8 - 12 dkH 
Compatibility 
Mostly peaceful although agressive while protecting it's burrow
Min. Tank Size 
14 gal. nano reef with coral, rocks and places to hide 
Diet 
Carnivore, meaty foods, mysis shrimp and marine flakes 
Reef Suitability 
Excellent. They do dig large burrows so care must be taken that they don't bury your corals
Sexing 
Males tend to be more colorful and will undergo significant color changes as they are getting ready to breed
Breeding 
Will breed in larger reef tanks. Due to their aggressiveness towards each other they are normally kept singly in smaller tanks. Jawfish are mouthbrooders 
Difficulty Level 
4 on a 1 to 10 (10 being the most difficult) scale. Fantastic choice for your reef tank as ou can spend hours watching it dig it's burrow. Just always remember that this fish loves to jump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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