Bothus ocellatusis commonly referred to as Eyed flounder. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Inhabits sandy areas with coral rubble or seagrasses, usually near patch reefs.
Lies motionless on the bottom, moving only when frightened or hungry.
Larvae are attracted to lights at night but are difficult to see because they are transparent.
About one-third of the diet consists of fishes; the rest of its food is crustaceans: crabs, shrimps, amphipods, and mantis-shrimps.