Goldspotted Rabbitfish - Siganus punctatus - Large
These fish are generally peaceful toward other fish but may be aggressive toward other Rabbitfish and Foxfaces. They are timid by nature and will frighten easily, often taking on a mottled stress coloration. They are reef safe with caution as they may nibble on coral polyps if they are not kept well fed.
Foxfaces and Rabbitfish are primarily herbivorous but may eat some meaty foods if green food is scarce. They need algae and other plant matter to remain healthy and do best on a diet consisting of live and dried algae and supplements of frozen meaty foods. These fish are excellent algae eaters for aquariums large enough to accommodate them.
Foxfaces and Rabbitfish have venomous dorsal and anal spines. These spines are used for defense and protection. They do not use their spines to attack or hunt, and most injuries occur when the aquarist bumps against the spines or is not careful while cleaning the tank or catching the fish.
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|Common Name||Goldspotted Rabbitfish - Lg.|
|Scientific Name||Siganus punctatus|
|Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
|Reef Safe||Yes, with caution|
|Max Size (in inches)||12|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||120|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.020-1.024|
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|Armed Forces Europe|
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Ratings & Reviews
My most favorite fish ever.
by Dave B
I had one in a 120g for over 5 years. He was thriving and healthy at death due to an extended power outage from a hurricane. He would eat dry seaweed from my hand. He also loved frozen mysis shrimp. I measured him after his demise and he was 15 inches (yes, 15") and between 3 and 4 pounds. I estimate he was about 4 inches when I got him. He got along perfectly with all tankmates, but he was the only rabbit. He was kept with a very aggressive emperor angel that was about 8 inches and the 2 got along great. I never witnessed him bother any other fish.