Pearly Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) CARE
The Yellowhead Jawfish, Opistognathus aurifrons, is also known as the Pearly Jawfish. These fish come from the Western Central Atlantic region. These beautiful fish have a blue-green body with a yellow head.
These playful fish are full of personality and enjoy watching people as much as people enjoy watching them.
These fish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp and a variety of finely chopped seafood. They should be fed multiple times a day.
Pearly Jawfish require an aquarium of 30 gallons or large with plenty of live rock and a good sandbed. They are known to jump and will leap out of tanks without a lid.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, fish, but will eat tiny invertebrates.