Haemulon aurolineatumis commonly referred to as Tomtate grunt. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
The offspring of Haemulon aurolineatum are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Haemulon aurolineatum, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Haemulon aurolineatum, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
This is a general hint!
Haemulon aurolineatum 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 Haemulon aurolineatum in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Haemulon aurolineatum. 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: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda through the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Most abundant member of the genus Haemulon along the eastern coast of Florida.
Inhabits seagrass beds, sand flats, and patch reefs.
Feeds on small crustaceans, mollusks, other benthic invertebrates, plankton, and algae.