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Miniatus Grouper
(Cephalopholis miniatus)
Miniatus Grouper Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Aggressive
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 1' 2"
Color Form Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
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Origin Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Family Serranidae
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The Miniatus Grouper, also known as the Miniata Grouper, Coral or Blue-Spot Rockcod, Coral Hind, and Coral Grouper, is a common and popular fish along the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, and it makes a most spectacular addition to a large home aquarium. In the wild, it can attain sizes up to 18", but tank specimens rarely exceed a foot in length.

The Miniatus Grouper is a large and very hardy fish which requires a large aquarium of 180 gallons or more when full grown. It can be compatible with other fish provided they are too large to be eaten. It should not be trusted around invertebrates or small fish.

In the wild this reef predator commonly attacks schools of reef-dwelling fish. In the aquarium, freeze-dried krill soaked in Selcon, feeder goldfish, or squid are acceptable.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small; 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Small/Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2" Medium: 3-1/2" to 4-1/2" Medium/Large: 4-1/2" to 5-1/2" Large; 5-1/2" to 7"

Customer Testimonials

Fernando Rodriguez Carolina , PR
The Miniatus Grouper is very pretty fish and also a very aggressive one. When you introduce it, make sure the other fish are bigger than it. Will make your aquarium look super! This fish likes to eat smaller fish so it is better to introduce it as a baby.
Zachary Hyta Spokane , WA
Excellent fish, very beautiful. Extremely hardy, but very aggressive. MIne often nips at new fish.
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