Orange Sandhopper (Parapercis schauinslandii)
Family: Pinguipedidae (Sand Perches)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, and Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 30 to 164 ft. Size: 7 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Benthic invertebrates, small fish
Natural History: The Orange Sandhopper is found on deep reef slopes and sand flats. It is generally found on sandy/rubble substrates feeding and searching for food. This species is also observed to swim among other groups of fish feeding on zooplankton.
Husbandry: The Orange Sandhopper is considered a hardy aquarium species. It is aggressive toward other bottom-dwelling fish such as gobies and blennies. It should be provided with a sandy substrate and plenty of hiding places. Only one sandhopper should be housed per aquarium.
AKA: Redspotted sandperch
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