Miniatus Grouper

Miniatus Grouper
Latin name:
(Cephalopholis miniatus)

Care Level





Blue, Orange, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size

1′ 2″

Minimum Tank Size


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The Miniatus Grouper is a robust and resilient fish that can thrive in an aquarium of 180 gallons or more. Its size and predatory nature mean it should not be kept with smaller or invertebrate species. However, it can be kept with other larger fish, provided they are too big to be eaten. With the right tankmates, this species can bring a lot of personality and color to any home aquarium. Additionally, when given the right care, the Miniatus Grouper can live a long and healthy life. It is important to remember, however, that its size and strength require a larger tank to avoid overcrowding.

The predatory nature of the fish makes it a great addition to a reef tank. It is important to feed it multiple times a week to ensure its health and welfare. Freeze-dried krill soaked in Selcon, feeder goldfish, or squid should be fed to the fish to supplement their diet. Additionally, live foods such as brine shrimp or small feeder fish can be offered to the fish to provide variety in its diet. With the right diet and a good habitat, this fish can live a happy and healthy life in the aquarium.

The approximate purchase size for this item is small; 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″. The small/medium size is 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″. The medium size is 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″. The medium/large size is 4-1/2″ to 5-1/2″. The large size is 5-1/2″ to 7″.