Fish Guide

Betta-type Grouper   (Paraplesiops poweri)
Family: Plesiopidae (Longfins)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean (Australia)
Depth: 33 to 66 ft.   Size: 7 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 70+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Natural History: The Betta-type Grouper is normally found on inshore reefs among corals or rock. It is generally observed in caves. This species is a member of a genus that includes only 4 other species. All are found on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. They are all rarely seen in the aquarium trade.
Husbandry: The Betta-style Grouper should be housed in an aquarium with plentiful live rock to provide numerous hiding places. It will likely eat ornamental shrimp and small fish. It is reported to be a hardy species in captivity.

AKA: Northern Blue Devil, Bluetip Devilfish, Blue Soapfish

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