Barred Soapfish (Diploprion bifasciatum)
Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Barred Soapfish is a variety of sea fish that comes from the Serranidae family. The scientific name of this fish variety is Diploprion Bifasciatum, and it is commonly called as the Two-banded Soapfish among other lingo names. They are largely found all through the steamy waters of the Indo-West Pacific area. They also largely found in coastal reefs, in tranquil ponds, on secluded reef faces and front reef slopes. This fish variety can be found at depths, ranging from 3.3 feet to 75 feet. On unusual occasions, the fish will enter estuaries, too.
The Barred Soapfish fish breed is an average-sized and an aggressive fish, with a body length of 9.8 inches. Almost all the Barred Soapfish varieties exude a poisonous skin-mucous while they are troubled. Lather is created when the skin of this soap fish is stroked, and hence this fish variety attains its name. This stuff, which is recognized technically as grammistin, is bitter-flavoring and an efficient prevention against possible soap fish killers.
The Barred Soapfish fish breed is one among the more widespread fish varieties in the aquarium business. It has a variable-colored body, with two numbers of pale to bright yellow colored bands, with a slender black-colored band on its head that extends up to its eye, and a thick black-colored band in the central part of its body. Some Barred Soapfish fish breeds have an entire black-colored body, with yellow color on the median fins and yellow borders on their pelvic fins.
Usually, Barred Soapfish fish varieties are nonviolent and they feed on crustaceans and small fish in the wild. In the aquarium they will feed on any tank companion that they can ingest whole.
Usually, Barred Soapfish fish varieties spawn at dusk, with male fish forming provisional spawning boundaries on the edge of the reef. When a female fish comes near to a male, he will start to swim in a swift, exaggerated style in front of the female fish. If the female fish is in spawning situation, the male fish will move above the female fish with his head somewhat angled in upward direction. The couple will then riot into the water column pending they are from 23 feet to 46 feet above the substrate, during that time they will swiftly turn, discharge their gametes, and rush back toward the sea floor.
The average lifespan of the Barred Soapfish fish breed is more than 20 years.