Jawfish are well known for frightening easily and will jump out of uncovered aquariums. It is highly recommended that a closed lid is kept on any tank housing a Tiger Jawfish and also to keep only one Tiger Jawfish per tank, unless introduced as a confirmed pair. It requires sand substrate as this is how they make their burrows.
Feed a varied diet consisting of chopped meaty marine foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet.