Mini reef aquarium guide. Reef aquarium setup for large reef tanks, Nano reef tanks, Pico reef or MIcro reef aquariums with reef tank lighting, filtration, choosing coral reef animals, and problem solving!
If anyone has any type of shark for sale I will buy please write me. william brown
Just wondering were am I able to purchase one of these beautiful fish as I live in Australia? jason
Any body like to buy yellow bar angel fish Pomacanthus maculosus. It is available in dfferent sizes between 15 cm up to 25 cm. for bigger I can search for you. If you are inerested please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org adly
Thank you for the advice sir just one question where
can you buy a zebra Nick
The Golden-striped Grouper, Grouper, Goldline Grouper, or Sixline Grouper is well known for producing a skin toxin, called grammistin, which dissuades predators. This toxin is given off when the fish is frightened or annoyed.
The photo above shows the adult coloration of the Golden-striped Grouper, Grouper, Goldline Grouper, or Sixline Grouper. The juvenile coloration is quite different. Basically six black and white evenly spaced stripes run horizontally the length of the fish. As it gets older, the white stripes get smaller until they become the dotted pattern and the black becomes lighter until the fish looks like the photo above.
This grouper is well suited to aquarium life since it only get to be about 10 inches (25 cm) long. This is small for a grouper!
This video is the perfect visual as to why Sixline Soapfish do not play well with others that can fit into their mouths! These fish will eat a fish up to the same length as they are, along with shrimp and crabs. Add them to the tank first, and house with fish that are peaceful or semi-aggressive and larger than they are. They are quite peaceful and do not bother larger fish. The toxin that they carry in their slime coat can be expelled into the water to protect them from other fish. While in the ocean this is not an issue, in a closed system, this can cause death to itself and the rest of the tank. They will not bother corals or starfish and are great in an aggressive reef tank!
Adult Sixline Soapfish or Golden-Striped Grouper in captivity.
This video shows the appropriate tank mates for a Sixline Soapfish. Zebra Morays are oddly peaceful for Morays and are typically not aggressive even to smaller fish! The Sixline Soapfish is not aggressive toward his tank mates and is probably full size, which is 11.7" (30 cm). Keeping a well filtered tank with lots of live rock to hide in will help them adjust. Add soapfish to the main display as the first fish in a community tank of large fish for best results.
Rudy Salinas - 2013-04-26 I can't say enough about this grouper. I had one for 14 years. He was so friendly that as I would clean his tank, he would loved to be touched, then he would turn upside down to get his belly rubbed. He even came to me if I signaled him by rubbing my fingers. Be cautious about putting others with them, they are extremily territorial.
Clarice Brough - 2013-04-27 I'm glad to hear a good story about the Golden Striped Grouper in the aquarium. They are such interesting looking fish, nice to know they can do well, even if they want to be the 'top dog', and sounds like 'the only dog' in their tank...lol.
Jennifer - 2007-11-12 We have two of these fish and they are absolutely incredible! Tons of personality, very curious, and they exhibit the funniest behaviors. One always follows his best friend, a Blue-Spotted Grouper, around and they share the same sleeping spots. Another thing both like to do is always be in contact with the other fish and eel, they always rub against each other and try to keep touching something.