Whiting or Blanquillo


Scientific Name: Malacanthus plumieri

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Formula I & II, Meaty Foods
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Reef Safe: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
Max Size:
Relative Care: Medium


This is a fish that starts out very small and quickly grows to about 18-24 inches. Juveniles don’t always eat but once they start to they will pretty much eat anything they can catch. Because of this they will eat all kinds of invertebrates, so you need to be careful when placing one in a reef tank. They do well in FO or FOWLR tanks. They’re fast swimmers but need some rock work to hide in.