The Arrowhead Soapfish (Belonoperca chabanaudi) The Arrowhead Soapfish is fairly uniform in color with dark speckles evenly distributed over its body. They have a distinctly pointed shaped head with the usual grouper style large mouth. The dorsal fin has a singular black circular marking for identification with a sole iridescent yellow splotch at the base of the tail.
Like the Groupers, the Arrowhead Soapfish is an ambush predator and will spend much of their time hiding and watching for easy prey. They're found in rock crevices along the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. They like to feed on invertebrates and will eat any fish or invertebrates it can swallow. They are best kept in an aquarium with other fish its own size as smaller fish & invertebrates are guaranteed to be eaten. They are definitely a big eater. They prefer eating a wide variety of meaty seafood such as fish fillets, shrimp, clams, scallops and uncooked prawns.
Arrowhead Soapfish 6-10 cm
Scientific Name Belonoperca chabanaudi Origin Indo-Pacific Max Size 15 cm Reef Safe With Caution Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Aggressive