Magnificent Rabbitfish – Siganus magnificus
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Species Name: Siganus magnificus
Synonyms: S. magnifica
Common Names: Magnificent Rabbitfish
Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Acinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 9.1 inches / 23cm
Origin: Eastern Indian Ocean
Temperament: Shy / Semi Aggressive - Will flair dorsal and anal fins when spooked.
Aquarium Setup: Minimum 75gal tank. Plenty of hiding spaces and swimming room should be provided. A skittish fish so "dart holes" should be available.
Food: Omnivore. These fish prefer vegetable matter but will also readily accept meatier foods as well. Captive specimens will often seem to prefer Mysis and Brine Shrimp, Plankton and Krill, however green foods must be offered for this fish to maintain good health.
Breeding: Not captive bred
Special Notes: These fish have venomous spines on the dorsal and anal fins. Caution must be used when handling. Reactions can range from mild to severe.
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