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Blue Dot Jawfish

The Blue Dot Jawfish, also known as the Bluespotted Jawfish, was first discovered in the Tropical Eastern Pacific in 1991 by Allen and Robertson. This lively fish boasts bright, flamboyant coloration in contrasting shades of yellows, oranges, and blues with iridescent, irregular-shaped blue spots decorating the entire length of the head and body.

Requirements
The ideal setup for the Blue Dot Jawfish is an established 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a layer of fine to moderately sized sand substrate to sift through. Ample horizontal living space and a substrate layer of at least 3" in depth is necessary for this burrowing fish. In addition, a tight-fitting canopy is necessary to prevent the Blue Dot Jawfish from jumping out of the aquarium. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

Feeding
The diet of the Blue Dot Jawfish should consist of a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysid shrimp. It should be fed at least three times per day.

STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size: 113 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, KH 8-12
Max. Size: 3½"
Colour Form: Blue, Orange
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Opistognathidae
Origin: Mexico
 

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Easy to Care For
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Easy to Feed
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Peaceful with Others
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Reef Safe
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Invertebrate Safe
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  1. I recieved a beatifully colored 4″ fish who ate right away and got busy digging out his lair under a giant piece of rock. This fish is busy as a beaver and moved an enormous amount of substrate (about 2 cups) in creating his den. Very comical fish. He opens his mouth REALLY wide when other fish swim by but they ignore him:) Very uniquely colored fish with a silly side.

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