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
    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!

  • 5
    Yellowhead Jawfish

    Posted by Rylee Andrews on 6th Apr 2020

    I bought two, they came in a good size and are very healthy. These fish also arrived with a very funny personality as they love to “people watch”. I highly recommend a tight fitting lid as these fish love to jump, if I didn’t have a lid, they would have already been on the floor. They are also very peaceful and have not picked on anything at all.

  • 5
    Yellowhead Jaws Are de Bomb Diggity!

    Posted by RatWrangler on 10th Jan 2019

    Got 2 beautiful, healthy, good-sized (3"-3.5") jaws from Jason. Their color is excellent, and finnage is perfect! Can't wait til they come out of hiding. LOL

  • 5
    Pearly jawfish

    Posted by david weber on 16th Aug 2018

    Ordered 3 this past monday morning. Came tues all the way up to ohio packaged nicely and perfectly healthy. Made their own burrows in my sand that night and were eating frozen brine next day.

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by david pavlicek on 29th Jun 2018

    Received on time and doing well in my tank.

  • 4

    Posted by Mark Maxe on 21st Apr 2017

    Ordered two and unfortunately one was dead on arrival. Jason made it right within 15 minutes of my notifying him. These things happen but Jason took care of it immediately! And the second one is doing great, busy building a burrow and has great color