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Reports of ciguatera poisoning.
Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
Lives in lagoons, over open bottoms and in coral reefs.
Labrus maximus Walbaum, 1792
Lachnolaimus maximusis commonly referred to as Hogfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
The offspring of Lachnolaimus maximus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Lachnolaimus maximus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Lachnolaimus maximus, 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!
Lachnolaimus maximus 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 Lachnolaimus maximus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Lachnolaimus maximus. 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