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Gold Spotted Rabbitfish

Greek Name: Siganus punctatus

$79.99

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The Gold Spotted Rabbitfish, also called the Gold Spotted Spinefoot, originates from the reefs of the Coral Sea. The body of the Gold Spotted Rabbitfish has a brown color and is coated in stunning golden spots. These spots can even make it to the eyes of the fish, which helps in camouflage.

It needs an aquarium of 180-gallon or more. It is a peaceful species unless it is housed together with other Rabbitfish. It may be placed with fish with more aggression and may be placed in pairs. The predators of this fish will usually avoid it because of its spines that are venomous which it could raise when disturbed. It is important to be cautious when handling the fish to be safe from being injured by its venomous spines. Rabbitfish are usually reef-safe provided they are fed properly. If not, it’s possible for them to nibble at and eat certain species of lps and soft corals.

Its diet is comprised of diverse fresh greens and algae. It can nip and consume some hard and soft coral polyps.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4″ to 2″ Medium: 2″ to 4″ Large: 4″ to 6″

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Blue, Orange, Tan, White, Yellow

Diet

Herbivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

1'

Origin

Australia, Fiji, Indonesia

Family

Siganidae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

Gold Spotted Rabbitfish Info

The Gold Spotted Rabbitfish (Siganus punctatus) Also called The Gold Spotted Spinefoot, is an ocean-based, tropical marine fish found in the western part of the Pacific. This species is located in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean south to Australia all the way to Indonesia and all the way to the South China Sea. A large portion of the individuals who are able to enter the marine aquarium market are taken by fishermen from within the Coral Sea. The Gold Spotted Rabbitfish is closely identical to Brown Spotted Spinefoot (Siganus stellatus).

 

Gold Spotted Rabbitfish Diet

This fish is an algae eating machine that is most at home in an aquarium that is mature and has lots of live rocks. Add to the diet fish food items that are herbivore and meaty, like Krill, table shrimp that is raw as well as clams, squid, and mussels. Making sure that all rabbitfishes are well-fed (e.g. frequent feedings throughout the day) will make a huge difference in keeping them from feeding on your coral (especially the soft, leather-like corals, as well as corals with polyps that are large).

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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