Argus Grouper ~ Peacock RockcodFamily: Serranidae Cephalopholis argusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
The Blue-spotted Grouper, Argus Grouper, or Peacock Rockcod is a beautiful fish with its' distinctive blue-spots! Sometimes they will also have five or six pale bars on the back half of their bodies.
These are a typical grouper. The Blue-spotted Grouper, Argus Grouper, or Peacock Rockcod is very hardy and very hungry! (All the time).
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Peacock Hind or Blue-spotted Grouper (Cephalopholis argus)
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Two Peacock Hinds in the wild.
This video helps to demonstrate the enormity of the Peacock Hinds, as you watch a Emperor Angelfish swim by in the background! The Peacock Hind grows to 17" and comes in various colors from greenish tan, to tan, brown and even burgundy. They all have a wide, bright blue margin on all of their fins. They are covered from nose to tailfin in bright blue spots that are edged in black, except the area of the chest in front of the pectoral fins, which is spotless.