Parupeneus barberinoides

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Common Name
Bicolor Goatfish
Binomial Name
Parupeneus barberinoides
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae
Genus: Parupeneus
Species: barberinoides


Common Names

  • Bicolor Goatfish



Characteristics

Description

Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.

Similar Species

Any species that look similar to this one, that may be mixed up.

Maximum Size

30cm in the wild

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.

Behaviour

Tend to ignore tank mates almost as if they don't see them. Spends all it's time digging the substrate for food. Very active.



Captive Care

Tank Size

200 litres. These fish can grown very large and require plenty of open floor space as they avoid moving up in the tank.

Water Flow

Normal water flow required for a reef tank.

Lighting

Varying levels of light are fine although it should be able to tell night from day in a low light tank.

Feeding

Carnivore. Requires fresh or frozen meaty foods and will eat small invertebrates from the substrate. Also known to eat dead and decaying material.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.

Diseases

Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.

Other

Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.



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Compatibility

Fish

Avoid housing with aggressive fish as this goatfish is quite docile. Can be kept with it's own species if added at same time.

Coral

Not known to harm coral.

Invertebrate

Will eat small invertebrates and may eat snails and hermit crabs if they are small enough.



Reproduction

There are no visual differences between males and females. No reference has been found to their being bred in captivity.



Local Ecology

Distribution

Western Pacific Ocean

Habitat

Where it is found on the natural reefs, the reef zone.



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



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