Whiting or Blanquillo

Fish Type: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Malacanthus plumieri


Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Meaty Foods
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of Reefs.com

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.

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