Moustache jawfish

The Moustache jawfish lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

The Moustache Jawfish is hardy and will spawn successfully while in the aquarium. The diet should consist of a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysid shrimp. It prefers to be fed at least three times per day. More

Sometimes also called the Moustache Jawfish (this fish has an orange “mustache” over its mouth), this fish comes from the Indo-Pacific, grows up to four inches in length and does well with the above diet and water conditions. This fish is known to breed in captivity. More

Common names

bocón bigote in Spanish (español)
guardian verdoso in Spanish (español)
moustache jawfish in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Opistognathidae
Genus : Opistognathus
Species : Opistognathus lonchurus
Authority : Jordan & Gilbert, 1882