The Jawfish is from the family of Opistognathidae, containing about 80 species classified within the order Perciformes, suborder Percoidei. Jawfish are reefsafe and very similar in appearance to certain gobies. A extremely peaceful species of marine fish and do best when housed in aquariums with a thick layer of sand substrate.
The jawfish will spend a considerable amount of time arranging the sand and rubble to create the perfect burrow for itself and this makes for a highly fascinating experience to watch in the aquarium. It is important to have at least 2 to 3 inches of a sandy bottom for the Jawfish to construct its burrow.
As well, Jawfish are an extremely intelligent and hardy species of fish, making them an excellent addition to most saltwater aquariums. They are small fish with very large jaws that live in shallow tropical seas and are known to jump out of open aquariums, so a well-sealed lid is a necessity for keeping jawfish. If you are looking for a unique species to add to your marine tank, consider introducing a species of jawfish!