Fish Guide

Yellowhead Jawfish   (Opistognathus aurifrons)
Family: Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Natural Range: Caribbean Ocean, Western Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 10 to 131 ft.   Size: 5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Yellowhead Jawfish is found on sand and rubble bottom reefs. It is observed in to vertically over above its burrow.
Husbandry: The Yellowhead Jawfish is a peaceful fish that can even be kept with members of its own species provided the tank is large enough. It should be housed with plenty of live rock and at least 4 inches of sand in which to burrow. It's tankmates should be peaceful. This species may be harassed by other aggressive benthic fish. It is shy and may have to be coaxed with live food to feed during acclimation.

AKA: Pearly Jawfish

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