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Panther Grouper

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Chromileptes altivelis

Other Name(s) Polka-Dot Grouper; Spotted Grouper; Humpback Grouper; Barramundi Cod

Care Level

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Panther Grouper

BAD Fish
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White body with medium to large black spots. Though captive-bred Panther Groupers as small as 1 inch are sometimes available, they will grow rapidly and can reach over 2 feet at adulthood, making them suitable only for public display aquariums.