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Scientific Name: Otopharynx argyrosoma
Pronunciation:
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Habitat: Sand
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 7"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 3


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Adult male
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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Lives in shallow and deep water. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and plankton found in the sand. Males build nests in the the sand to potential partners. There is often confusion between O. argyrosoma and other species. O. argyrosoma has red blotches on the sides.
 
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