Yellowsaddle goatfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Mullidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Parupeneus Cyclostomus

    COMMON NAME - Yellowsaddle Goatfish (Yellow Goatfish)

    SIZE - 20" (50 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 135 US Gal. ( 511 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, plenty of hiding places. Does not stir sand bed, 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. Feed adults min. 2 times a day.

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