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Leaflip Grouper EXPERT ONLY
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Leaflip Grouper EXPERT ONLY (Pogonoperca punctata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Moderate
Color Form Tan, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 1' 2"
Venomous Poisonous When Stressed or Dies
Origin Africa, Indonesia, Maldives
Family Grammistidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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The Leaflip Grouper, also known as the Spotted Soapfish, Snowflake Soapfish, or Leaflip Soapfish, is silverish-brown with white spotting over the entire body. It has black tiger stripes along its dorsal edge.

A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is required due to its size and eating habits. It is an aggressive fish and may eat tank mates as well as crustaceans. The mucous of the coat is toxic and deters other fish from trying to eat it.

The Leaflip Grouper prefers a diet of meaty foods such as krill, shrimp, and other small fish

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2" Medium: 2-1/2" to 4" Large: 4" to 6" XLarge: 6" to 7"

Caution: This species secretes or releases toxins when stressed or injured that may kill fish in the aquarium. 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. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

Customer Testimonials

Kevin Rezendes Fall River , MA
My fish "Fu-Man-Chu" has been very healthy for a good month now and is living in a 55 long with a Raccoon Butterfly and three Fiji Blue Devil Damsels. He is about 3-1/2" and eats everything (no damsels yet). I feed krill and silver sides every other day. This beautiful display fish has its own personality and pretty much runs my tank.
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