Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellow Goatfish
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Yellow Goatfish
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Yellow Goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostoma)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
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' 8"
Color Form Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, Melanesia
Family Mullidae
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The Yellow Goatfish is also referred to as the Yellowsaddle Goatfish, or Goldsaddle Goatfish. It is a solid golden-yellow color from head to tail.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with large areas to swim, and some hiding places is required. The young Yellow Goatfish may sift the sandy bottom of the tank in search of invertebrates to eat. The older Yellow Goatfish is prone to eat small crustaceans, fish, and worms.

The diet should consist of a variety of meaty items fed at least four times daily.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2"; Large: 2" to 4"; Xlrg 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

Joe F Greensboro , NC
I received my yellow goat fish approximately three weeks ago and he is doing great. Arrived in the mail perfectly safe. Unbelievable appetite and a very active swimmer. Everytime someone walks anywhere near the tank, he swims to the top ready to eat. Lately, I have been able to feed him directly from a spoon. He's very peaceful with the other fish and often grazes the bottom which helps aerate the gravel and keep the tank clean. I would highly recommend this fish for a FOWLR system. My experience has been that the larger specimens are easier to keep than smaller/young fish though.
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