Fish Guide

Black Cap Jawfish   (Opistognathus randalli)
Family: Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Size: 4 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Black Cap Jawfish is found on sand and rubble bottom reefs. It is observed in burrows that it enters tail-first. It digs holes beneath rocks on rocky reefs by moving mouthfuls of sand.
Husbandry: The Black Cap Jawfish is a peaceful fish that may be territorial with its own species. It should be housed in an aquarium with sand and live rock to provide the normal refuge medium for this fish.

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