Bicolor Goatfish (Parupeneus barberinoides)
Family: Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 10 to 130 ft. Size: 9 in. Jumps: Not likely Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Polychaete worms, crustaceans
Natural History: The Bicolor Goatfish is found in lagoons that have a high density of seagrass, as well as reef slopes and faces. Both juveniles and adults are observed singly over sand and rubble bottoms.
Husbandry: The Bicolor Goatfish does rummage through sand to find prey. It is peaceful and should be housed in an aquarium with peaceful tankmates. Blackworms may be needed to get finicky individuals to acclimate to captivity. This goatfish species does not get as large as others in its genus.
AKA: Half-and-Half Goatfish, Swarthyheaded Goatfish
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