Manybar goatfish

Species information for the Manybar goatfish, in the Goatfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Mullidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Parupeneus Multifasciatus

    COMMON NAME - Manybar Goatfish (Multibarred Goatfish)

    SIZE - 12" (30 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. ( 284 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, small fish.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide plenty of swimming room, soft substrate for grubbing for food, mature sandbed a plus, 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 will eat other fish.

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