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Soapfish, Golden Stripe (Grammistes sexlineatus)
Soapfish, Golden Stripe
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Soapfish, Golden Stripe (Grammistes sexlineatus)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Aggressive
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 1'
Venomous Poisonous When Stressed or Dies
Family Grammistidae
Lighting Moderate
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Aggressive
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 1'
Venomous Poisonous When Stressed or Dies
Family Grammistidae
Lighting Moderate
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

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: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"

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. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

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