Black Cap Jawfish

Black Cap Jawfish

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Pre-Quarantined for 30 Days!

Opistognathus randalli

The head and body of the Black Cap Jawfish, are green with faint orange stripes. It has a black spot on the dorsal fin, as well as a black cap on top of the head.

It should reside in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out, and at least 3 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing. It poses a possible threat to small shrimp.

The Black Cap Jawfish is hardy and will spawn successfully in an aquarium.

The diet should consist of a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysis shrimp. It prefers to be fed at least three times per day.

Care Level - Moderate
Temperament - Peaceful
Color Form - Black, Green, Orange, Tan
Diet - Carnivore
Reef Compatible - Yes
Water Conditions - sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size - 4½"
Origin - Indo-Pacific
Family - Opistognathidae
Minimum Tank Size - 30 gallons