Miniatus Grouper

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Miniatus Grouper

This species is known as Miniatus Grouper, Coral Hind and the correct latin name is Cephalopholis miniata. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Grouper family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Definitely not recommended for classic aquariums. Since it’s an aggressive fish which is also very demanding, you should consider other species for your fish tanks.

Miniatus Grouper can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 difficult to keep the Miniatus 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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#1 Posted on Mon Jul 28 23:19:51 UTC 2008 by Ray Robert
I recently purchased a miniatus grouper. The fish eats great but it scratches alot. ph,ammonia,nitrite & nitrate all within acceptable levels. No signs of ick or any other visible disease. Are these fish disease prone. I changed some water & added some copper but no change. Have any ideas?
This comment was published on Tue Jul 29 8:02:55 UTC 2008
#2 Posted on Fri Jun 26 22:11:54 UTC 2009 by Spencer See
My miniatus grouper keeps itching on rocks, I don't know why. I just feed him frozen silver fish.
This comment was published on Sat Jun 27 1:40:04 UTC 2009
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