Fish Guide

Polleni Grouper   (Cepholopholis polleni)
Family: Serranidae (Anthias, Groupers)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 33 to 394 ft.   Size: 14 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Fish, crustaceans
Natural History: The Polleni Grouper is found on reef slopes and dropoffs in deep water. It is often seen in caves and reef recesses, swimming upside-down under the roof of the cave. It is usually found at depths greater than 150 feet.
Husbandry: The Polleni Grouper is rarely seen in the aquarium trade because it is a deep-water fish and bolts into hiding when approached by divers. It should be housed in an aquarium with a cave in which it can hide. This species is shy when acclimating and will defend its hiding place from intruders. It will eat any fish small enough to fit into its mouth, as well as many ornamental crustaceans.

AKA: Harlequin grouper, Blue-lined Grouper, Harlequin Cod, Harlequin Hind

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