(Carapus bermudensis)

Pearlfish should be added to well established aquariums. Pearlfish are unique in that they inhabitat the body cavities of invertebrates especially Sea Cucumbers during the day. They venture out at night in search of food. They have been known to forage while only half leaving their host. Pearlfish are opportunistic eaters and will eat most all small invertebrates. They have even been known to cannibalize members of their own species. Ensure a diet rich in meaty foods fed multiple times daily. They are jumpers, provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

Pearlfish are also sometimes known as Atlantic Pearlfish. Not often found in the aquarium trade. Pearlfish are quite lovely and generally a silver to white with red spots and markings. Pearlfish can grow to almost 10", however fish collected at deeper depths have been seen larger.

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 100 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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