Foxface, Siganus vulpinus, is a popular fish due to its exceptional coloration, algae grazing capabilities, general hardiness, and overall good demeanor. Also known as the Foxface Rabbitfish or Foxface Lo, its trademark distinction is its elongated, fox-like snout. Using their specially-adapted mouths to graze on naturally-occurring algae, Rabbitfish do best with frequent feedings. Main foods provided should include vegetable matter such as Spirulina and other herbivore preparations such as Formula Two Frozen or Formula Two Pellet. Rabbitfish are typically considered reef-safe as they will ignore invertebrates. If not fed multiple times daily, they may choose to graze on some corals, including Soft Corals and Large Polyped Stony Corals. The spines of the Rabbitfish are venomous. So the Rabbitfish should always be handled with great care. Though a peaceful species, Rabbitfish are often kept quite compatibly with more aggressive species who do not bother it due to the stinging spines.
Approximate Arrival Size for Rabbitfish:
Small: 2 to 3"; Medium: 3 to 4.5"; Large: 5 to 6.5"
Available from companies on our saltwater fish dealers page.