This data set contains physiological responses of four species of coral reef fishes from an experiment which investigated the effects of a 9-11d exposure to stable and fluctuating elevated pCO2. The physiological metrics consisted of metabolic and haematological traits, metabolic traits were measured using a swimming respirometry system. The experiments were conducted at the Lizard Island Research Station. The experiments were conducted in June - August 2019.
The full methodology is available in the accompanying publication, "Contrasting effects of constant and fluctuating pCO2 conditions on the exercise physiology of coral reef fishes".