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Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera)

Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera)

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Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera) are a colorful species of grunt that inhabits the coastal waters of Massachusetts south to Florida and west through the Gulf of Mexico, including Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula. 

Care Level: Intermediate.

Salinity (SG): 1.015-full marine.

Diet: Invertebrates and small fish. 

Adult Size: 8"-12", up to 18" is possible although rare. Typically does not exceed 10".

pH: 7.5-8.5

Water Temp: 60-80F

Other Care Preferences: Can be aggressive. Should be with fish that are similar-sized or larger. 

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

Live pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera) for sale at MJS Reptiles. Live tropical and North American fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates for sale online and shipped right to your front door!

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