Grouper



Grouper - Panther Grouper

The Panther Grouper, with its color pattern, unusual appearance, amusing swimming behavior, this is a favorite fish among aquarists. It is a bold, long-lived species suitable for aquarists at all levels. Although juveniles are a tempting acquisition for smaller tanks, it is essential to know that they grow rapidly and very large if fed frequently. Requires hiding places and a tank of at least 180 gallons to house the species for its entire life. Rarely aggressive, it will ignore its fish tankmates unless they are small enough to swallow whole. Several adults can be housed together in a large aquarium. PP For reefs, generally safe, but monitor. They will eat ornamental crustaceans and fish tankmates small enough to swallow whole. Feed meaty foods (2-3x / week), including small marine fish and crustacean flesh. (Credit - "A Pocket Expert Guide, Marine Fishes")

Scientific Name: Cromileptes altivelis
Common Name(s): Panther Fish, Polkadot Group, Barramundi Cod, Humpback Grouper
Family: Chordata
Care / Experience Level: Easy / Beginner
Coloration: White & Black
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Disposition: Aggressive 
Minimum Tank Size (Gal): 180
Full Grown Size (inches): 27.5
Diet: Carnivore
Supplements: NA
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Water Specific Gravity: 1.020-1.023 
Water Temperature (F): 72-78
Water pH: 8.1-8.4
Water dkH: 8-12

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