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Porkfish, Captive-Bred
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Porkfish, Captive-Bred (Anisotremus virginicus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 1'
Origin Captive-Bred - USA
Family Haemulidae
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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We are pleased to offer the Rising Tide Captive-Bred Porkfish, which originates from the Western Atlantic. Displaying a yellow head and fins accenting a silver-gray base with two black vertical stripes. They are a peaceful fish that make a wonderful addition to a peaceful saltwater fish only aquarium. What makes this fish even more appealing to aquarists is the fact that each Porkfish is captive-bred to help protect the fragile reef environments of the world.

The Captive-Bred Porkfish has other unique advantages over wild-harvested species. For one, the Captive-Bred Porkfish is very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, it makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with abundant open space to swim is required. Several Porkfish, in a school, would be suitable if there is enough room in the aquarium. In the wild these fish prefer to hover around reefs and prefers a cave or ledge for refuge. These fish have been known to occasionally pick parasites from the bodies of tank mates. Do not house the Captive-Bred Porkfish with aggressive species, and adults should be the first to be introduced into a community tank. They are not a good candidate for a reef aquarium, as they will readily consume any crabs, snails, shrimp and starfish.

The Captive-Bred Porkfish diet consists of a variety of meaty foods such as chopped shrimp, marine fish flesh, and prepared frozen food for carnivores, and vegetable matter.

These fish will arrive in their juvenile coloration. As the Captive-Bred Porkfish adjusts to the aquarium and matures, the adult coloration will be visible when the fish is approximately 4-5" in length.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4”; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"

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