General information regarding Longhorn Cowfish
The Longhorn Cowfish inhabits the reefs of the Indo-Pacific generally in more turbid waters. The body is yellow to tan and is covered in blue and white dots. the Longhorn isn’t to be confused with Ostracion cubicus. If you are in nature, it’s common to see 20″ species, whereas, in aquariums, the Longhorn Cowfish tends to be drastically smaller 16″ or less. It is recommended that the Longhorn Cowfish be the first fish to be introduced into the tank. It’s not tolerant of other Longhorns. Its tank should be large and include some live rock to scrape algae. Be cautious when you place it in a tank that is not fenced. In a reef tank, it could bite into tubeworms. If it is properly housed the Cowfish Longhorn will live long. Like other boxfish the skin of the Cowfish Longhorn is toxic and, if threatened, releases a toxin that kills others in the home aquarium, including other Longhorns.