Blue Tip Longfin Grouper

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Latin name: (Paraplesiops poweri)

Care Level





Black, Blue



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

70 gallons



The Blue Tip Longfin Grouper is a unique species that is highly sought after in the aquarium industry. This rare fish has a grayish elongated body, and their large fins are lined in blue, with additional blue markings on the face. They are an aggressive species, and require a saltwater reef aquarium that does not contain small fish or invertebrates. It is important to note that these fish require ample amounts of swimming space and regular maintenance to keep them healthy. Additionally, they must be fed a variety of fresh and frozen foods. With proper care, the Blue Tip Longfin Grouper can be a stunning addition to any saltwater reef aquarium.

A 70-gallon or larger aquarium is essential for housing a Lionfish, as this species has large size and feeding habits that must be considered when preparing the tank. Live rock is also necessary, as it provides plenty of hiding places for the fish. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that the Lionfish will consume any small fish or crustacean small enough to swallow whole. If a smaller tank is used, only very small and hardy fish should be added as tankmates. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure the tank is large enough to provide adequate space for both the Lionfish and its tankmates. Additionally, careful consideration should be given when selecting the type and size of tankmates to ensure compatibility.

This species of grouper is often found near the bottom of the ocean where prey is plentiful.

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