Yellowhead Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)

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Yellowhead Jawfish

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Yellowhead Jawfish

Opistognathus aurifrons

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Opistognathidae



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Additional names

Yellowhead Caribbean Jawfish, Yellowhead Jawfish, Pearly Jawfish, Yellowhead Goby

Additional scientific names

Gnathypops aurifrons, Opisthognathus aurifrons


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

There must be a reasonable amount of substrate for this fish, either sand or small gravel, as this is a burrowing fish. A tight fitting lid is a must as this fish is also an excellent escape artist!

Behaviour

Identification

A distinctive elongated fish with a pale blue upper body and fins, very pale belly and vivid yellow head. It's head is quite short and rounded with the large eyes set well forward. The dorsal and anal fins are long and extend the length of the body, while the caudal fin is short and rounded.

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