The Golden Stripe Soapfish, also known as the Goldstriped Soapfish, Sixstripe Soapfish or Skunk Fish, is black with horizontal uneven stripes.
A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is required. It should be kept as the single grouper in the aquarium with other larger fish. In addition to possibly eating tank mates, it has a poisonous mucus coat. When frightened, it releases the poison grammistin from the mucus which can kill other fish. This toxin is almost always found in the shipping water. Be sure not to add the shipping water to the aquarium.
The Golden Stripe Soapfish prefers a diet of meaty foods such as krill, shrimp, and other small fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small/Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"
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Caution: This species secretes or releases toxins when stressed or injured that may kill fish in the aquarium. LiveAquaria.com cannot accept responsibility for any loss that may occur should this animal poison the aquarium.
Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution please.