Goatfish are unique and active fish that are friendly with other similar sized fish. They will greedily swallow whole any small or slender fish as well as shrimp, crabs, mollusks and worms. They do not harm corals, but may knock over small decor with their whisker-like barbels. They may be kept in a group if all individuals are added at the same time.
Goatfish are busy scavengers and predators which use their strong barbels to effectively sift sand and probe through rockwork to find any scrap of food . This makes them very useful in aquariums with messy tank-mates. They are carnivores and should be fed three times a day a high quality diet of krill, silversides and chopped seafood.
The Bicolor is one of the smallest and most colorful goatfish. The front of its body is bright ruby red, and the rear half is lemony yellow. Snow white stripes run through its face, and there is a small black dot at the base of its tail. The Bicolor goatfish grows to 10 inches and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 100 gallons.
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