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Rabbitfish

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While too large for a true nano reef, Rabbitfish are colorful, hardy, and interesting to observe.  In addition, its algae eating capabilities (including hair algae, bubble algae, and red turf algae) can be quite useful.  They tend to be peaceful, except when housed with other Rabbitfish.

 

Its venomous spines can inflict a painful sting, so use caution when handling this fish.  Even other fish will fear their spines, which makes it possible to house Rabbitfish with more aggressive species.  Given a large enough tank, you can usually keep Rabbitfish in bonded pairs.

 

When well fed, Rabbitfish are generally reef-safe.  Provide plenty of live rock for grazing on algae.  However, when underfed, they are known for nipping at and consuming LPS and soft corals.  Considered a herbivore, feed a herbivorous diet (including sheets of algae, frozen herbivorous preparations, and fresh vegetables) along with meaty chunks of seafood (including chopped shrimp, squid, clams, mussels, and krill).


One Spot Foxface (Siganus unimaculatus)

Max Size: 8"

Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Western Pacific 

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Foxface Lo (Siganus vulpinus)

Max Size: 10"

Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons

Care level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Indonesia

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Magnificent Foxface (Siganus magnificus)

Max Size: 9.5"

Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Indonesia, Sumatra

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Bicolor Foxface (Siganus uspi)

Max Size: 10"

Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Fiji

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Two Barred Rabbitfish (Siganus virgatus)

Max Size: 11"

Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons

Care level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Central Pacific, Indonesia

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Blue Spotted Rabbitfish (Siganus corallinus)

Max Size: 1' 1"

Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Indo-Pacific

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Decorated Rabbitfish (Siganus puellus)

Max Size: 1' 3"

Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Indo-Pacific

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Gold Spotted Rabbitfish (Siganus punctatus)

Max Size: 1' 4"

Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Australia, Fiji, Indonesia

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Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus)

Max Size: 1' 4.5"

Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons

Care level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Origin: Central Pacific, Indonesia

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Saltwater Fish Index

 

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER

Write up was on point as usual 🙌

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