Coral Hind (Cephalopholis miniata)
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473 Litres (125 US G.)
30.5-45.7cm (12-18 ")
8.0 - 8.5
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
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- Coral Hind, Miniatus Grouper, Vermilion Grouper, Miniata Grouper, Coral Rockcod, Blue-Spot Rockcod, Coral Grouper, Coral Cod
Additional scientific names
- Cephalopholis miniatus, Perca miniata, Epinephelus miniatus, Serranus miniatus
- Difficult to visually sex.
- This fish is reef-safe, although it may dislodge fragile corals, but will prey on smaller fish and invertebrates. It is a reef-dwelling predator which forms harems in the wild with a dominant male and 2-12 females.
- Should be fed a meaty diet including krill, shrimp and small pieces of fish. Will also accept feeder fish but this is a risky diet option for captive fish.
- Feed once a day.
- These are very messy fish so need a very large and well filtered tank.
- A predator towards smaller fish and invertebrates.
- The Coral Hind can look like a red variation of the black-coloured Argus Grouper. Its colouration can vary as it does have chameleon-like tendencies. Its typical colouration is a red-orange with lighter broad bands running horizontally starting just behind the gill plate, and with brilliant blue spots covering the body.
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