A pinkish coloured fish with a speckling of small black spots, a large black spot on sides, bluish hints around the head.
- Scientific Name: Caesioperca lepidoptera,
- Habitat: Found inshore, near rocky reefs to 100m. Splendid perch found in more northern waters and Allports in southern waters
- Temperament: Peaceful and timid
- Tank Age/Maturity: Mature tank at least 6 months and 400 litres up to 1,000 litres for mature fish.
- Diet: Newly caught fish need live food but after settling in tank eats everything from flake food to mysid, partial to prawns.
- Threatened Species: N/A
- Special Requirements: A very timid fish when newly caught, can easily be pushed off food.
- Size: 30cm