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Rogue Fish

posted: 05/15/12
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Rogue Fish
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The Rogue Fish may also be called the Sailfin Scorpion or Rogue Scorpion. Its color may vary between red, yellow, brown, or blue.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock is suitable. It uses the live rock for hiding in as well as for perching while looking for food. Tank mates should be passive fish including others of its own genera. It has poison glands attached to the dorsal, anal, and pelvic spines.

The Rogue Fish diet consists of live foods such as feeder fish or small shrimps.

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

Fish Facts

Name: Rogue Fish (Amblyapistus taenianotus)

Family: Scorpaenidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 4 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: With caution

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

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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