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Foxface Rabbitfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Foxface Rabbitfish
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The Foxface Rabbitfish, also known as the Foxface Lo, has a very unique body color. It has a mottled yellow-brown body with a dark chest. The face is very light in color and speckled on the lower half.

It may reside in a 70 gallon or larger aquarium. It is a very peaceful species except when housed with other rabbitfish. The Foxface Rabbitfish may be housed with more aggressive fish. Its predators will tend to leave it alone because of its venomous dorsal spines.

The Foxface Rabbitfish 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: Foxface Rabbitfish (Lo vulpinus, Siganus vulpinus)

Family: Siganidae

Range: Western Pacific

Size: Up to 9 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: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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