Yellowhead Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifons)
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The Yellowhead Jawfish is an extremely unique fish, due to their beautiful colorations and interesting behavior. They are known for burrowing and being "mouth brooders," where the males will hold the eggs in his mouth. When planning a display with this jawfish, be sure to use a few inches of mixed grain sand, as this will give them enough depth to burrow, and a more secure final structure. Before adding them into the aquarium, make sure that all rocks are securely rested on the bottom of the tank and not just on the sand. Because they are generally busy working on the sand bed, target feeding is recommended to keep them from missing meals. Multiple Yellowheads can be added to the aquarium as long as it is large enough. This will make a unique display with their heads popping out of their burrows at different times. This little guy has an adult size of 4" and are a great addition to smaller aquariums. They have a pearly colored body and a yellow head.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork for grazing/hiding and a deep sand bed
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of marine meaty foods and should be fed twice daily
- - Reef safe
- - Can be added in groups as long as added simultaneously
- - Needs peaceful tankmates
- - Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
- - Approximate selling size: 2.25-3.5"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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