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Prionotus ophryas

Sea Robin

Quick Stats:   Sea Robin

Family: Triglidae
Range: Western Atlantic
Size: Up to 9 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Tank Set-up: Marine: Sandy bottom; Coral or rocks, plants
Reef Compatible: No
Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Minimum Tank Capacity: 70 gallon
Light: High
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Swimming Level: Bottom
Care Level: Moderate
Reproduction: Egg Layer

The Sea Robin, also known as the Bandtail Searobin, is a blend of browns, reds, and whites, and has large wing-like fins. This beautiful fish derives its name from its appearance, which looks like a bird at rest.

The Sea Robin also has legs, and spends time hiding on the bottom of a 70 gallon or larger aquarium with a sand bed. An aquarium with live rock is also beneficial for this species, as it will use the rock for hiding and for a feeling of security. It will occasionally walk across the sand bed in search of food.

The diet should consist of live feeder fish, glass shrimp, and a variety of other meaty foods.

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