Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus)

Description:
As a juvenile, the Golden Trevally have a bright yellow body with very distinguished black stripes. As they grow to maturity the yellow will fade into a golden/silvery color. As adults, they can grow in length up to 4ft.

Indigenous to:
Found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean, mainly in sandy and reef substrates.

Behavior:
The Golden Trevally will school as juveniles and follow a pilot fish behavior by often trailing larger animals such as sharks.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores corals but will eat fishes and other invertebrates. Also grows large, whose output of dissolved wastes may be problematic to the maintenance of pristine water quality.

Food:
Proaquatix specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.