Dusky Jawfish

Dusky Jawfish

Opistognathus whitehurstii

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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Max Size: 4 inches
The Dusky Jawfish has a body that is thickly mottled with shades of dark brown and flecked with blackish spots. It is very active fish and is constantly looking for material to build up its home. The Dusky Jawfish is an amusing fish that spends all day poking its head out of its burrow and opening its wide mouth at any passing fish in an attempt to keep them away. It reaches up to 4 inches in length, is passive in nature and moderately hardy in stamina. The Dusky Jawfish needs to have a thick sand bed in the tank, since it mostly hangs out and  loves to dig tunnels. It is mostly found to be active during daytime and less at night. The Dusky Jawfish does well in groups, but can also live alone. Since there is no distinguishing feature to differentiate males from females, breeding this species is hard in captivity. .

I had never purchased fish for my aquarium online before and I was thrilled when the Dusky Jawfish arrived and very healthy.

Reviewed by: Susan Miller on Sept. 12, 2021

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