Porkfish



 Thumbnail

The Porkfish which originates from the Western Atlantic has 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.

A 75 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. It prefers to hover around reefs and needs a cave or ledge for refuge. The Porkfish has been known to occasionally pick parasites from the bodies of tank mates. Do not house the 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 Porkfish diet consists of a variety of meaty foods such as chopped shrimp, marine fish flesh, prepared frozen food for carnivores, and vegetable matter.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Caribbean
Family: Haemulidae

Note: This profile is currently incomplete. Description and/or images are temporarily taken from LiveAquaria and will be replaced shortly. If you are interested in writing a new description, please contact me at info@myfishtank.net. If you have any experience with this particular fish, please leave a comment below and share with us.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment