Sweetlips are peaceful community fish that thrive in small groups. Usually spotted, with a slow, easy swimming pattern, Sweetlips congregate in the rocky shoals, within and around coral reefs. They are compatible with other fish similar in size. Sweetlips require a large swimming space and prefer a large environment. They are carnivorous fish, so meaty seafoods should be readily available. They will also eat pellet or flake foods. Sweetlips are somewhat difficult to care for and should have the proper surroundings to prevent stress.