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Have any of you guys ever taken care of a blue spot jawfish? Are they pretty hardy? Is there anything I should worry about before getting one?

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Easily kept...just keep a tight lid on the tank...a 1/2" hole/gap and they WILL evacuate. I'd go so far as siliconing/supergluing/hotgluing any holes for powerheads and cords (if you have any).

 

Aside from the $99-130 price...they are hardy fish that need a minimum of 30g and VERY PEACEFUL tankmates.

 

If you get one have a sandbed or at LEAST 3" with plenty of rock rubble sized about

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|___| or so as well as shells. Some crushed coral among the sand works as well as 'puka' shell and other shells!

 

It's common after burrow construction to use a shell or small rock to seal their cave entrance nightly!

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Easily kept...just keep a tight lid on the tank...a 1/2" hole/gap and they WILL evacuate. I'd go so far as siliconing/supergluing/hotgluing any holes for powerheads and cords (if you have any).

 

Aside from the $99-130 price...they are hardy fish that need a minimum of 30g and VERY PEACEFUL tankmates.

 

If you get one have a sandbed or at LEAST 3" with plenty of rock rubble sized about

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|___| or so as well as shells. Some crushed coral among the sand works as well as 'puka' shell and other shells!

 

It's common after burrow construction to use a shell or small rock to seal their cave entrance nightly!

 

i haven't heard of a longterm success story with those fish. they usually succumb within a year in captivity.

eitherway, they will jump 100% so don't risk that, they prefer a 360 view of their surroundings, they want a 6 inch mixed rubble bed.

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My lfs has had one in a 24 gallon aquapod for about 1 year now and its a happy and healthy fish, mean too, he flares up when some one goes by his tank.

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Yea, mine seems to be doing pretty well so far too. I've had in for a few days, but he eats like a champ... he's always watching around. Whenever I come to the tank, he turns around and stares at me. I just wanted to know if there was anything that I should've been told before buying him.

 

Thanks for all the replies everybody

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emerald chondro

Assuming my yellowhead is similiar here's what I'd do

 

-atleast 20gal tank usually bigger

-3-6 in sand bed (mines 4)

-Secure lid the first 3 days he will attempt to jump!!

-rubble

-Pvc pipe scattered is a great place for them to go when first introduced and they haven't dug yet

-After they have the burrow established NEVER lift the rock

- I spot feed him with a syringe i think its a good method but thats just me

 

Hope this helps

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