The offspring of Ostorhinchus notatus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Ostorhinchus notatus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Ostorhinchus notatus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Western Pacific: southern Japan south to the Coral Sea.
Occur in groups around coral bommies.
In Japan, the breeding season is from June to September. Breeding pairs set up territory which is mostly defended by the female.
Mouthbrooding is done by the male parents and some of which resort to partial egg cannibalism probably to adjust the brood size to their buccal capacity.