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 Goniistius vittatus (Hawaiian Morwong)

Goniistius vittatus
(Garrett, 1864)

Hawaiian Morwong

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable


These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes and Suborder Percoidei, where they are members of the Family Cheilodactylidae. There are 5 genera having a total of 18 species and all prefer cooler waters than normally maintained in the hobby. All feed on invertebrates, need lots swimming area, and a varied diet should they make it into the trade.

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