The Red Porgy gathers its name from a body coloration that ranges from bright to darker red that often sports rows of pale blue spots on it. Its belly is a silver white color and it has noticeable teeth. The Red Porgy also has a black tail with white edging and appears as though it’s humpbacked and stocky.
Habitat & Behaviour
Red Porgies can be found inhabiting reefs and deeper parts of continental shelves. Traveling in schools Red Porgies are rarely found in the same place and are a migratory fish. The older the Red Porgy, the better the chance of finding them in deeper water.
Red Porgies are bottom feeders and as such subsist on a diet of invertebrates and the occasional small fish or worm.
Not very big, easy to handle, some spines on top, but grab from underneath and grab the gill plates.