Blue And Yellow Grouper

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Blue And Yellow Grouper

This species is known as Blue And Yellow Grouper and the correct latin name is Epinephelus flavocaeruleus. It belongs to the Grouper family. (e) Origin of this species is Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish which needs a lot of space for happy life.

Blue And Yellow Grouper can grow up to 90 cm what is approximately 35 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 10800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1674 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Blue And Yellow Grouper fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

This fish is not suitable for home tanks due to it’s size.

Blue And Yellow Grouper picture no. 1

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#1 Posted on Tue Dec 25 18:47:08 UTC 2007 by Jeff Smith
I've got one of these. He's approx fifty cm, and would wear a seventy us gallon tank like an overcoat. He's currently residing in a nine hundred litre tank and I often wonder if that's big enough. Tankmates are thirty cm Emperor snapper, seventy cm Epaulette Shark and forty cm Madagascar pygmy nurse Shark. The fish is a great character and eats like a dustbin, and very rewarding to keep. I do however, strongly disagree with your advise on tank size, as in my opinion, if you put this fish into a seventy us gallon tank it would kill it due to the combination of stress and stunted growth. Sorry if this seems harsh, but I'm a fish dealer who is fed up of seeing far too many stunted fish because they are kept in inadequate conditions.
This comment was published on Wed Dec 26 8:43:49 UTC 2007
#2 Posted on Wed Dec 26 10:04:23 UTC 2007 by Jan
@Jeff: I added a sentence about "very large" aquariums to the site's engine. Thanks for telling us:).
This comment was published on Wed Dec 26 10:04:38 UTC 2007
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