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metoo 07-04-2007 08:21 AM

Goliath grouper or not?
 
What grouper is this?http://fishforum.com/userpix/2465_Image005_1.jpg

Lupin 07-04-2007 08:30 AM

This is what I found as the Goliath grouper. Yours looks young so the patterns and coloration might change as it matures.
http://www.afn.org/~savanna/goliath%20grouper.jpg

Is that yours? Most groupers are far too big for the private aquaria and if you cannot identify it, it might be a species that will most likely outgrow your tanks.

metoo 07-04-2007 08:41 AM

ohh.great.hmm, really wonder whether it is a goliath grouper cause the ones on google are really really huge!!wonder if anyone could help me identify it.

metoo 07-04-2007 08:45 AM

heres another picture of it sometime later.http://fishforum.com/userpix/2465_Picture_001_2.jpg

Lupin 07-04-2007 08:58 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_grouper

I'm not sure that is a Goliath. I tried searching for pics of juveniles but to no avail. Goliath groupers are critically endangered so I don't think anyone can get fish under that status.

metoo 07-04-2007 09:43 AM

does this look like my grouper?

p.s(sorry if i might sound a little desperate.but i really need to confirm my grouper species.because somehow,it really looks like the goliath grouper.just that its really young.)


i saw this pic on the net.
and it seriously somehow resembles the pic i posted.
especially the structure of the fins.

http://fishforum.com/userpix/2465_golaith_grouper_2.jpg

metoo 07-04-2007 10:14 AM

okay.
so my dad researched and finally.he declared that it should be the Orange-spotted grouper also known as the Epinephelus coioides which occur naturally locally.Finally.but im abit dissapointed that it is not the goliath grouper.ohh wells. just for everyones info: the Orange-spotted grouper can grow up to 1metres in height.(: how small...


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