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Aquacultured French Grunts Available From Fisheye Aquaculture

Florida facility aquacultures French grunts and other species.

April 22, 2013

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Dade, Fla.'s Fisheye Aquaculture announced that it is offering its first aquacultured French Grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum) to marine aquarium enthusiasts. The fish, which are currently around 2-inches in length, will grow to about 6 to 10 inches. According to the facility's Facebook announcement, the French Grunts are native to the Caribbean Ocean and travel in schools around coral and rock reefs.

The fish available to the hobby are currently light tan with brown stripes that run the length of their bodies, but as they mature, their coloration will turn yellow with horizontal silver stripes running the length of their bodies and diagonal stripes below the lateral line. Their fins will turn yellow as well.

Juvenile French Grunt
Juvenile French Grunt. Photo by Fisheye AquacultureAdult French Grunt
Adult French Grunt. Photo by Fisheye Aquaculture

French grunts can be found in large schools in the wild, ranging from shallow water to 60 meters deep. The juveniles can be found in seagrass beds in bays, lagoons, estuaries and other coastal waterways conducive to rearing juvenile fish. The French Grunt in the wild feeds mostly on small crustaceans, mollusks and polycheate worms and feeds at night.


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In captivity the French grunt feeds on shrimp and small fish and are considered reef safe. For more information, visit Fisheye Aquaculture's Facebook page.

 

 

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