Dash and dot goatfish

Species information for the Dash and dot goatfish, in the Goatfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Mullidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Parupeneus Barberinoides

    COMMON NAME - Dash and Dot Goatfish (Bicolor Goatfishy)

    SIZE - 9.8" (25 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. ( 208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - frequent feeding, meaty foods, fresh and frozen seafoods, live grass shrimp, frozen prepared foods. Feed min. 4 times a day for juveniles.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat worms and Crustaceans, will stir substrate and decimate infaunal invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide plenty of swimming room, soft substrate for grubbing for food, mature sandbed, house with nonaggressive tankmates, most are infected with intestinal worms and need to be treated for such when 1st purchased. Juveniles have a high metabolism and must be given frequent feedings, if weight loss is observed they are being underfeed.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 7, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 12, 2009