Blueline Boenacki Grouper

Blueline Boenacki Grouper


The Boenacki Grouper, Cephalopholis formosa, is a grouper species also known as the Blue-lined Hind or the Bluelined Grouper. They are found in the Indo-Pacific and have a maximum length of 30 centimeters. They have a brownish body with a series of dark bands, highlights of light red and multiple vertical blue lines. 


They should be kept in larger tanks and will eat most prepared fish foods.  A 250 gallon or larger aquarium is required due to its size and feeding habits. It is an extremely aggressive fish and may eat its tank mates as well as crustaceans.


The Blue Line Grouper prefers a diet of meaty foods such as krill, shrimp, and other small fish.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 2-3/4"; Small/Medium: 2-3/4" to 3-/1/4" Medium: 3-1/4" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5" Large: 6" to 7"

  • Quick Stats

    Care Level:  Moderate

    Temperament:  Aggressive

    Color Form:  Blue, Red

    Diet:  Carnivore

    Reef Compatible:  With Caution

    Water Conditions:  72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

    Max. Size:  1' 1"

    Origin:  Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Sumatra

    Family:  Serranidae

    Minimum Tank Size:  250 gallons


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