This beautiful grouper is bright red with iridescent blue spots on the body and head. Juveniles may lack spots or have fewer, larger spots. The Miniatus Grouper, like its cousins, is a durable species that will thrive in captivity. Only one Miniatus grouper should be kept per aquarium, as they are prone to fight with one another. It will eat any fish that they can swallow whole and behave aggressively towards tankmates that intrude into its preferred hiding places. It will also eat ornamental shrimps and crabs. With the potential to grow to over a foot in length, the Miniatus Grouper should be kept only in larger aquariums. Miniatus Grouper should only be kept with other aggressive carnivores such as Triggers and Eels.