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Blotched Foxface - Siganus unimaculatus - Medium

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The Blotched Foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) has a yellow body and white head with a black breast marking, a black bar extending from the snout to the dorsal, and a black spot on each flank.

Another species, Siganus vulpinus, also has this same coloration but does not normally have the black spot on each flank. There is some debate within the scientific community over whether these are actually two different species or variations of the same species. S. vulpinus is usually simply referred to as "Foxface".

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 NameBlotched Foxface - Medium
Scientific NameSiganus unimaculatus
Reef SafeYes, with caution
Invert SafeYes
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)10
Min Tank Size (in gallons)90
Originwestern Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
VenomousYes (spines)
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State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico

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