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hello. i am a new member-so it is only now that i ask someone " what kind of grouper was this mysterious fish?" he was a pretty grouper. he was a pretty peach color on most of his body, except for some faded brown-black streaks on his dorsal surface and sides and bright red fins. he was aggressive to smaller fish, but shared a meal of a giant shrimp(also of a species i do not know) with a striped dog-faced puffer and a peacock toby puffer. i'm sorry, but i don't have any pics of him, since he died a few years from very long freshwater dip when he had a parasite. just please inform me about this mystery grouper!
 

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how big was it in inches? Where did it come from geographically? How much did it cost (and when was it purchased)? Also, where did you buy it?
 

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size:6 or 7 inches
location:?it was colored and acted like a fish from the indo-pacific
price:$6.99(should have been 69.99)
when:3-4 years ago
place:petco
thanks for the good question, Ch08.
 

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size:?
where:?
when:3-4 years ago
price:6.99
place:petco
 

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based on the price, size, where you bought it, and color I am guessing that it may most likely be a miniatus grouper. You should Google the word Miniatus grouper and see if that is what it was. LMK if I am right.
 

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nope, i looked up miniatus grouper and thats not it.mystery grouper was a much lighter peach color.thanks anyway, though
 

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there are only a very few grouper species that make it into the aquarium trade... Miniatus, polleni, and argus to name a few. There are also hogfish that can be mistaken for a grouper....
 

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it was no argus or polleni. it had a weird jaw that would pop out whenever he opened his mouth.
 

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alot of new experts now...i still want to know what this grouper was! by "peach", i meant like skin-tone color=crayolas "peach" crayon. just to refresh=faded grayish colored lines u could only see if you looked at it closely, bright red fins. aggressive and was extremely territorial.
 

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heres a quick pic i drew of him:
 

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sorry but his stripes were alot less pronounced. i made them too dark :(
 

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