Coney Grouper. –Cephalopholis fulva
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
The Coney Grouper, also known as a Hind is a large carnivore that can reach upwards of 16 inches. It’s not particularly difficult to maintain in a home aquarium, however the aquarium must be large and with other large semi aggressive fish. The Coney Grouper will readily make a meal out of any smaller fish and ornamental crustaceans. They are relatively peaceful with any other fish that they can’t fit into their mouth. Proper aeration and protein skimming is also important as this large predator creates a substantial bio load.
Although this fish can be shy at first, once acclimated the Coney Grouper will defend its territory and may harass new tank mates. Like all groupers, this species will readily accept most frozen meaty preparations including clams, squid, mussels, shrimp, etc. Standard water parameters apply to this grouper; temp 72-78 degrees, SG 1.023-1.025, PH 8.1-8.4, nitrates <10ppm, nitrites and ammonia 0 ppm.