Jawfish, Blue Dot


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Overview

The Blue Dot Jawfish, also known as the Bluespotted Jawfish, was first discovered in the Tropical Eastern Pacific in 1991 by Allen and Robertson. This lively fish boasts bright, flamboyant coloration in contrasting shades of yellows, oranges, and blues with iridescent, irregular-shaped blue spots decorating the entire length of the head and body.

The ideal setup for the Blue Dot Jawfish is an established 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a layer of fine to moderately sized sand substrate to sift through. Ample horizontal living space and a substrate layer of at least 3″ in depth is necessary for this burrowing fish. In addition, a tight-fitting canopy is necessary to prevent the Blue Dot Jawfish from jumping out of the aquarium. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

The diet of the Blue Dot Jawfish should consist of a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysid shrimp. It should be fed at least three times per day.

<!–The Blue Dot Jawfish, also known as the Bluespotted Jawfish, was first discovered in the Tropical Eastern Pacific in 1991 by Allen and Robertson. Its head and body are orange with irregular-shaped blue spots.

It should be kept in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with docile tank mates and at least 3 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing. These fish are very aggressive towards others of their own species, so only one specimen, or a mated pair, should be kept per tank. The Blue Dot Jawfish is known to be a jumper, so it is best kept in an aquarium with a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape.

The diet should consist of a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysid shrimp. It should be fed at least three times per day.–>

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1: to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-3/4″

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