Aquarium Fish

Northern Sea Robin

posted: 05/15/12
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Northern Sea Robin
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The Northern Sea Robin, also known as the Sea Goblin, or Searobin, is a blend of browns and reds, has a large "wing span," and numerous sharp spines.

The Northern Sea Robin also has legs, and spends time hiding on the bottom of a 100 gallon or larger aquarium with a sand bed. It will occasionally walk across the sand bed in search of food.

The diet consists of live feeder fish, small tank mates, and a variety of other meaty foods.

Like other lionfish and scorpionfish, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Boxfish, Eels, Groupers, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Puffers and Tangs & Surgeons.

They are not compatible with: Basslets, Blennies, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Pseudochromis and Seahorses & Pipefish.

Fish Facts

Name: Northern Sea Robin (Prionotus carolinus)

Family: Trigilidae

Range: North America-Atlantic

Size: Up to 15 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Sandy bottom; Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: No

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 100 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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