MarineDepot.com Education Center - Species Database
Calloplesiops altivelis, Steindachner 1903, the Comet or Marine Betta. A shy species that requires a dark cave and peaceful tankmates to thrive.
Maximum Size: the Calloplesiops altivelis grows up to 8 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Marine Betta Grouper prefers a tank of at least 60 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Calloplesiops altivelis is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of live foods (shrimp & fish).
Level of Care: The Marine Betta Grouper is a low maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Marine Betta Grouper may act aggressively toward other fish.
Hardiness: This is a hardy fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
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