Blue Dot Grouper

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Latin name: (Cephalopholis argus)

Care Level





Blue, Tan



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

1' 4"

Minimum Tank Size

250 gallons



The Blue Dot Grouper, also known as Bluespotted Grouper, Argus Grouper or Peacock Hind, is a visually stunning species of fish. It is primarily mottled brown in color, with dark fins and light blue dots covering its entire body. Additionally, its posterior section has six vertical bands of white, further emphasizing its beauty. This species of fish is truly a sight to behold and is a welcome addition to any aquarium. Furthermore, its hardy nature makes it a suitable choice for beginner aquarists.

A 250 gallon or larger aquarium is an absolute necessity for keeping this fish. Its size and feeding habits necessitate such a large tank and it should be noted that it is highly aggressive and can even consume its tank mates or any crustaceans that may be present. Furthermore, special attention should be given when selecting tank mates to ensure they are not eaten by the fish. It is also important to provide ample and varied food sources to satisfy its voracious appetite.

The Blue Dot Grouper is a small fish that prefers a diet of meaty foods such as krill, shrimp, and other small fish.

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