Yellowhead Jawfish

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Yellowhead Jawfish

The Yellowhead Jawfish is a hardy fish. It tends to be shy and is best kept with other docile fish at first, then its personality comes out and they tend to people watch!. It will not bother other tank mates. It needs to have a soft substrate such as sand of various particle sizes. This fish will spend much of its time in its burrow and when it does venture out, if it is startled, it will bolt back into its burrow tail first with lightning speed. As long as the tank is large enough, several can be kept in the same tank. Multiple specimens provide very interesting behavior as they "dance" up and down in the burrow. Supply various size rocks among the soft substrate to help reinforce the burrows against them; rockpiles are ideal. One cool characteristic is that since it is a mouth breeder, the male will hold the eggs in his mouth.The Yellowhead Jawfish is typically a shy feeder, eating very small live foods that wander near its burrow in the wild. In the tank, it can be enticed with brine shrimp, bloodworms, or other meaty foods. 

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  • 5
    Yellow head Jawfish

    Posted by Sandra Rogers on 12th Dec 2022

    I haven’t seen it since it found its spot to dig. I like watching them make their spot.

  • 5
    Nice size and healthy

    Posted by Omar Melendez on 20th Feb 2022

    It came active and made a burrow.

  • 5

    Posted by Ed on 13th Aug 2021

    this fish hides a lot in the sand and under the rocks so do not plan on seeing it a lot

  • 5
    Great Fish

    Posted by Karen West on 4th Apr 2021

    I ordered two and was pleasantly surprised at how big they were. Very healthy and active. I am happy with my purchase.

  • 5
    A tank favorite

    Posted by Britnei Green on 25th Mar 2021

    This jawfish is everyone favorite fish in my home. The way he pokes his head out of the sand, and looks around then goes back in, toss some sand then pokes his head out again! One of my favorite!

  • 5
    Healthy and beautiful

    Posted by Daniel on 5th Jan 2021

    Great purchase. Love the people here. They are trustworthy and hard working!

  • 5
    Yellowhead jawfish

    Posted by Andrew Schmidt on 29th Sep 2020

    the packaging was excellent never had the struggle of opening a bag like i have with this one fish is great size and active i think i found a supplier i trust i would recommend to anyone

  • 5
    Yellow head Jawfish

    Posted by Steve Rupp on 3rd Jul 2020

    Nicely packaged, awesome customer support.

  • 5

    Posted by Suzette on 14th Apr 2020

    Doing great right away. Quickly started their burrows. Very entertaining fish!