Red Soapfish
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  • Red Soapfish

  • Suttonia lineata

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    Medium - $100
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  • Tank Size: 180 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 18"
    Coloration: Red, White
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Marshall Islands
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
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  • Description
  • The Red Soapfish (Suttonia lineata), a captivating member of the Serranidae family, is a vibrant and intriguing fish found in the Indo-Pacific region. This fish is named for its reddish coloration, which can range from deep maroon to a lighter orange-red, depending on the individual and its environment. It also features distinctive dark spots on its head and body, giving it a unique and eye-catching appearance. The Red Soapfish is a relatively small fish, typically reaching a maximum size of around 14 inches, making it a suitable addition to larger aquariums.

    In the wild, the Red Soapfish inhabits rocky reefs and caves, where it uses its cryptic coloration to ambush prey. It is a carnivorous fish with a diet primarily consisting of small fish and crustaceans. In the aquarium, it requires a well-maintained tank with plenty of live rock and hiding places to replicate its natural habitat. It is important to note that the Red Soapfish is known to release a toxic substance called grammistin when stressed or threatened, which can be harmful to other tank inhabitants. Therefore, it is essential to handle this fish with care and avoid keeping it with smaller or more docile tank mates. With proper care and a suitable environment, the Red Soapfish can thrive and add a touch of exotic beauty to any saltwater aquarium.

    Tiny: Up to 2", Small: Over 2-2.5", Small / Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium: Over 3.5-4.5", Medium / Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 7.5-8.5", Show Size: Over 8.5-10.5", Jumbo: Over 10.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

 
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