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
    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

  • 5
    Great Fish!!

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Mar 2017

    Very entertaining to watch, burrowed right away!

  • 5
    Fun little fish

    Posted by John Pittenger on 1st Nov 2016

    I wasn't sure about this one, but I'm so glad I got him or her. Great entertainer. Likes to watch what you are doing. He dug his burrow under a piece of live rock right in the front of the tank, so he is always there watching.

  • 5
    Loved it

    Posted by Sam on 7th Apr 2015

    I got this jawfish today and it was perfectly healthy and went right to burrowing in the sand. It looks great!

  • 5
    Funny fish..

    Posted by D on 12th Jan 2015

    He/she arrived problems with winter. He is a strange one as he gets in a mood and swims around looking out the surface....never jumps out or does anything destructive.....

  • 5
    pearly jawfish

    Posted by Rebecca Burger on 6th Nov 2014

    Very pretty coloring! When he arrived, he was very calm and adjusted well in tank.