These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes and the Suborder Percoidei as members of the Family Serranidae (Groupers & Anthias), which consists of 3 subfamilies, 62 genera, with 450+ species. Within this large family are the Tribes Diploprionini and Grammistini containing various genera of 'soapfishes' that contain mucus that can kill aquarium tankmates. Care needs to be taken with these fishes, as stress caused by tankmates or poor diet can be fatal to its tankmates.
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Suitable for Reef Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Reef Aquariums
Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
Avoid this nuisance species!