Metallic Blue Grouper

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Anyperodon sp. - Günther, 1859
Metallic Blue Grouper

This grouper's mouth is bigger than it may appear, so use care when selecting fish tankmates. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This spectacular grouper has been coming into the aquarium trade with greater frequency. It is a durable fish that can be housed in the predatory reef aquarium.

Family: Serranidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Maximum length: 15 cm (6 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 285 L (75 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Feeding

Meaty foods, including frozen seafood. May require live ghost shrimp to initiate a feeding response. With time, it should take nonliving foods placed in the current.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Keep only one per tank. It will eat small fishes and crustaceans, including cleaner shrimps.

[edit] Special Care

Provide it with a ledge or cave in which to hide. It will spend much of its time peering from a preferred refuge, dashing out dramatically to snap up food items.

[edit] Notes

The Metallic Blue Grouper is a close relative of the Whitelined Grouper (Anyperodon leucogrammicus).

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Metallic Blue GrouperRDF feed
Common name Metallic Blue Grouper  +
Family Serranidae  +
Genus Anyperodon  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 6 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 75 gal  +
Native range Red Sea  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name sp.  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +