Panther Grouper

Panther Grouper

The Panther Grouper, Cromileptes altivelis, also known as the Polka Dot Grouper, Barramundi Cod, Humback Grouper, and High-Finned Grouper, has a beautiful silver body with black spots all over.


The Panther Grouper is the most widely available grouper in the aquarium industry and for good reason, they are hardy and gorgeous. However, the Panther Grouper is a legitimate predator and will eat anything that will fit into its mouth. So it goes without saying it should not be housed with small inverts or fishes.


They thrive best in tanks of at least 50 gallons with a good filtration system to cycle waste as well as plenty of live rock hiding places. Really, the Panther Grouper should be kept in a large FOWLR tank with other semi-aggressive to aggressive fishes. Their diet will be anything meaty, live or frozen.

  • Quick Stats

    Care Level: Easy
    Temperament: Aggressive
    Diet: Carnivore
    Coral Safe: Yes
    Reef Safe: Monitor
    Invertebrate Safe: No
    Origin: Indian Ocean
    Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
    Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

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