Dr. Seuss Soapfish

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  • Regular price $8,000.00

This is a "Collector's Chamber" item. All items that are listed in this section are "WYSIWYG" (what you see is what you get). The animal pictured is the EXACT specimen you will receive. Items in this section should only be purchased by experienced hobbyists who have the proper knowledge to care for such specimens.
*** This Collector's Chamber fish must ship within 3 days of purchase or within 3 days after quarantine is completed via Delta Cargo(airport pickup). Due to the irreplaceable nature of Collector's Chamber fish, we strongly urge you to reach out to us to arrange receipt before purchase. In the extremely unlikely event that the fish arrives DOA, you will receive a store credit for the amount of the fish that can be used on a future purchase.***

Dr. Seuss Soapfish
(Belonoperca pylei)


This Dr. Seuss has been solid form the start and eats well! The Dr. Seuss should be kept in a cooler temperature tank and fed clean protein. Warm water and extra fatty foods can cause them to have recuring boyancy issues that will come and go with diet. Being a Soapfish, the Dr. Seuss has the potential to release a soapy toxin into the aquarium. While this is incredibly unlikely, it should only be purchased by a hobbyist that accepts the risk. This fish is done with quarantine and ready to ship!
Current Size: 4"
Current Diet: Chopped table shrimp, Krill 
Current Temperature: 72 degrees
Current Temperament: Peaceful

Minimum Tank Size:
Care Level: Moderate/ Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-Agressive 
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water conditions: Temp 66-75F, pH 7.8-8.5, Salinity 1.022-1.026
Maximum Size: 6"
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Marshall Islands

Family: Serranidae