Orangespot Rabbitfish (Siganus punctatus)
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfish)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 98 ft. Size: 20 in. Jumps: No Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Hair algae, macroscopic algae
Natural History: The Orangespot Rabbitfish is found in clear lagoons and on seaward reefs. Adults are most often observed in pairs. Juveniles are seen in groups of up to 50 fish.
Husbandry: The Orangespot Rabbitfish is an herbivore that prefers macroscopic algae species such as hair algae. It grows quite large and requires a large swimming space. It may become aggressive with members of its own species as an adult. Their dorsal and anal spines are venomous - handle with caution! It may nip at coral polyps if not well fed.
AKA: Gold-spotted Spinefoot
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