Bluespot Jawfish (Opistognathus rosenblatti)
Common Name: Bluespot Jawfish
Scientific Name: Opistognathus rosenblatti
Min. Tank Size: 30 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Max. Size: 10 cm (3.9")
Range: Endemic to the Eastern Central Pacific, from the tip of Baja California to the lower three-quarters of the Gulf of California, Mexico.
Depth: 5 - 30m (16.4 - 98.4ft)
Remarks: The bluespot jawfish is sometimes found in colonies of several hundred fish in the wild. Known for its burrow-building skill, as well as jumping out of the aquarium. Very personable. A cover is absolutely required to keep this fish. Also prefers a sandy bottom ideally of up to 4-5" of not too fine grain with small rubbles. It will constantly rebuild its burrow. Aggressive to conspecifics unless it is a mated pair.