This fish is found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean region. It is an easy to care for grouper. The body of this fish is grey, yet it often reflects much brighter hues, such as light red, orange and auburn. There are light blue horizontal lines from its head to the caudal tail, where the lines become a darker blue. These lines are this fish's most notable feature. You can find references to this fish by the names Bluelined Hind, Boenacki Grouper and Blue Line Sea Bass.
Size: med. 3"-4"; lg. 4"-5" (rare); xl. 5"-7" (rare); maximum length is 12"
No. in Tank: ONE!
Tank: min. 100 gallons
Temperament: Aggressive (extremely)
Food: (Carnivore) Thrives on meaty items. Offers such things as krill, shrimp, and feeder fish. Crustacean flesh is also a good option. Feed 2 to 4 times a WEEK.
Adaptation: When first introduced, this fish can be shy, yet with time, it will become much bolder and quite aggressive. It needs hiding places and room in which to openly swim. At times, it will dislodge corals as it speeds by, causing them to become projectiles. This makes placement of corals a thoughtful issue. An excellent water filtration system is required, due to the large amount of waste products this fish will produce through his hearty appetite.
Compatibility: This grouper can be placed with other groupers, except it's own kind, with which it will fight, usually over territories. Any tank-mate it can get into its mouth and then swallow, it will do so. Tank-mates should be large fish with temperaments equal to this fish. It will also eat ornamental shrimps, crabs and crustaceans.