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Sea Basses and Groupers

Picture of a Miniatus Grouper or Coral TroutMiniatus Grouper or Coral Trout

   If you enjoy a large aquarium with fewer but larger fish, often with distinctive personalities, Groupers may be just the fish for you! They are mostly solitary fish, prefering their own company, and they are predators!

   Groupers are generally quite large fish when mature, but many of the juvenile forms are favorite aquarium specimens. Most groupers are hardy though there are a few that are more difficult to keep. Visit each fish for its particular needs.

  They are a predatory fish and should therefore be feed meaty foods, such as live brine shrimp, squid, clams, and an occasional live goldfish.  Feeding of freshwater feeders, such as goldfish, exclusively should be avoided since freshwater species lack certain nutrients required by the saltwater varieties.

For more Information on keeping marine fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium


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Cephalopholis argus
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Pogonoperca punctata
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Labracinus cyclophthalmus
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Grammistes sexlineatus
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Calloplesiops altivelis
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Cephalopholis miniata
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Epinephelus sp.

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.


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