Sargocentron spiniferumis commonly referred to as Giant Squirrelfish , Long-jawed Squirrelfish, Sabre Squirrelfish, Spinecheek Squirrelfish, Spiny Squirrelfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 700 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Sargocentron spiniferum 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 Sargocentron spiniferum in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Sargocentron spiniferum. 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
This one is the biggest species of the family Sargocentron. Its size will be up to 18" according to literature. His back is very high. The nocturnal animal will live during the day as pair or small group under overhangs. CAUTION: The long Praeopercular stinger can be toxic and if you eat it you die possibly.