Masked Rabbitfish – Siganus puellus
Species Name: Siganus puellus
Synonyms: S. zoniceps, S. hexacanthus, S. sevenlineatus
Common Names: Masked Rabbitfish, Masked Spinefoot
Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Acinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 15 inches / 38cm
Environment: Reef, found in Acorpora beds.
Origin: Indo-West Pacific
Temperament: Shy / Semi Aggressive - Will flair dorsal and anal fins when spooked.
Company: Other larger community reefsafe fish
Aquarium Setup: Minimum 180gal tank
Food: Omnivore. Masked Rabbitfish 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 masked rabbitfish 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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