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Bicolored Foxface

posted: 05/15/12
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Bicolored Foxface
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The Bicolored Foxface, also known as the Bicolor Foxface or Uspi Spinefoot, has a unique body coloration. The front two-thirds of the body is dark brown in color, and the posterior one-third is yellow.

It requires a 70 gallon or larger aquarium. It is a very peaceful species except when housed with other rabbitfish. Bicolored Foxface may be housed with more aggressive fish. Its predators will tend to leave it alone because of its venomous dorsal spines which it can raise when disturbed. It does nip and may possibly eat some soft and hard coral polyps.

Its diet consists of a variety of fresh vegetables and algae. It does nip and possibly eat some soft and hard coral polyps.

Rabbitfish have small, hare-like mouths, large dark eyes, and a peaceful temperament which gives them their name.

Fish Facts

Name: Bicolored Foxface (Lo uspi, Siganus uspi)

Family: Siganidae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 7 inches

Diet: Herbivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: No

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 70 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Venomous: Yes

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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