Cephalopholis fulvais commonly referred to as Black Guativere, Butterfish, Coney, Deady, Lemon-yellow Butterfish, Negrofish, Niggerfish, Red Guativere, Rockhind, Small Grouper, Yellowfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Cephalopholis fulva has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Cephalopholis fulva in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Cephalopholis fulva. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
Western Atlantic: South Carolina, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil.
Prefers coral reefs and clear water. In the Gulf of Mexico, it occurs in clear deep reefs (at least 45 m).
At Bermuda and the West Indies, the species is common in shallow water, but it usually hides in caves or under ledges during the day.
The species is protogynous with females maturing at 16 cm TL and transforming to males at about 20 cm. Males are territorial.
Feeds mainly on small fishes and crustaceans.
May follow morays and snake eels to feed on flushed preys. Wary, but approachable.