The soap fish, a wonderful predator tank species.

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The soap fish, a wonderful predator tank species.

Post  liquidg on 7th April 2015, 4:02 pm

These guys all grow to around 30 centimetres and comprise of three main variations, the more thin type of black and yellow being diploprion bifasciatum and the same shape but near all black of the same name due to being a variant of the same then onto this one, the cool dude grammistes sexlineatus.
They all move around heaps and look very pretty but if something comes to close, into the moth it goes, lol, So they eat the same as a lion fish but much easier to get eating.
The soap name is due to when stressed they excrete a soap like toxin and with in a reef tank it is completely harmless, but in a bucket  or bag, every one dies


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Post  liquidg on 17th April 2015, 2:29 pm

No one hassles a striped soap fish, oh and no one tries to eat one, eeerrrr poisonous!
These guys have teeth and they will bite you, it bites me, but the teeth are for holding and swallowing whole, so they more or less do not draw blood, so they don’t harm anything else, unless it is tasty and smaller then it is, lol.
The soapy looking toxic crap that comes out of them like sweat, is easily taken care of by live rock or eternal bio media so their toxins only stops the others from eating them, it doesn’t harm the tank, but in the bucket every one dies.
These guys are patrollers, like barramundi and mangrove jacks, they check their lair then swim as to patrol, then check it again, then patrol, so they move around a lot, they swim slow and in control, no one gives these 12 inch max guys any shit, lol. Oh and they can be under fed to keep small, unlike most predators.
They eat anything and if you try to kill one via low water quality, you are wasting your time.
This is it saying, “hey where’s dinner”, lol

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