Golden Rabbitfish (Siganus corallinus)
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfish)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 98 ft. Size: 11 in. Jumps: No Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic algae
Natural History: The Golden Rabbitfish is found in coral-dense and seagrass areas of reefs and lagoons. Juveniles are commonly observed in small schools among corals or seagrass beds. Adults are most commonly observed in pairs around Acropora corals.
Husbandry: The spines of the Golden Rabbitfish are venomous so it should be handled with care, preferably with a container and not a net. It is reported to occasionally nip at the polyps of stony corals and soft corals, especially if underfed. It is peaceful and will cohabitate with other semi-aggressive species, except for other species of rabbitfish. This species is often used to control nuisance hair algae in larger aquaria.
AKA: Blue-spotted Rabbitfish, Blue-spotted Spinefoot, Yellow Foxface Rabbitfish
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