The Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus) is a vibrant and peaceful fish native to the Caribbean and Western Atlantic Ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 8 inches and thrives in saltwater aquariums.
Parameters for maintaining a healthy Yellow Goatfish:
- Temperature: 72-78°F (22-26°C)
- pH: 8.1-8.4
- Salinity: 1.020-1.025
This species is known for its scavenging behavior and will sift through sandbeds for food. It coexists well with other non-aggressive fish and adapts to various reef setups.
Feeding the Yellow Goatfish a varied diet of high-quality marine flakes, pellets, and frozen foods like brine or mysis shrimp will ensure its health and vibrant coloration.
With its striking appearance, peaceful temperament, and easy maintenance, the Yellow Goatfish is a popular choice for both experienced and beginner aquarists.