Animal Stories - Blue-spotted Grouper


Animal-World Information about: Blue-spotted Grouper

   The Blue-spotted Grouper, Argus Grouper, or Peacock Rockcod is a beautiful fish with its' distinctive blue-spots! Sometimes they will also have five or six pale bars on the back half of their bodies.
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dominick belardo - 2012-01-07
I have had a blue spotted grouper in my fish tank for 29 years it s face has turned white years ago ,how long does this fish live ,this fish must be 35 years old,can anybody give me an answer thanx dom

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  • andrew - 2013-08-26
    I have had my blue spotted grouper for about 3 1/2 yrs and it was owned by my friend previously for about 2 years so I'm guessing he is about 6. I have him in a 100g and he is about 8in. How long did yours take to reach full grown size? He seems to grow rather slow.
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Trevor - 2013-05-14
I have had my blue spotted grouper for about 3 years now and he is the definitely the hardiest fish i've ever witnessed. My fishes face also turned white! That started as a spot about a year ago and now its across his WHOLE FACE! He is a perfectly healthy fish, hungriest ive ever owned. Your comment actually brought me to this site because I was looking up why that would have happened. Is that normal???

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-14
    That is a curious phenomenon that apparently it does happen, and doesn't seem to be a problem for the fish.
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glmory - 2008-11-27
I had one of these in a 100 gallon tank for about two years. It is a great fish, but don't keep it with anything small. It will eat any Damsels in the tank within days. It ultimately died when it got put in a tank with a Tesselata eel which is the far larger and more aggressive species. It managed to stay a while with this eel, but was eaten in the end.

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Chris Logan - 2006-09-12
I have had one of these for the past two years and it is awesome. I feed him Formula One which really brings out his colors. When I bring his food to the tank he comes right up to the top like he's begging. This is the hardiest fish I have ever owned. About a year ago I had a bad ammonia spike and he was the only fish to survive. These are great fish!

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