Magnificent Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus magnifica)
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfish)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 98 ft. Size: 9.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 60+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Hair algae, macroscopic algae
Natural History: The Magnficent Foxface Rabbitfish is found on coral and rocky reefs in areas of rich algae growth. It is generally observed in pairs.
Husbandry: The Magnificent Foxface Rabbitfish is an herbivore that constantly feeds on macroscopic algae and is often used to control hair algae in aquaria. It regularly swallows sand which aids in its digestion of algae. It is generally peaceful in a community tank but may become aggressive with other foxface rabbitfish once it reaches adulthood. The dorsal spines and anal spines are venomous and they should be handled with caution. This species may nip at stony coral polyps if not well fed.
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