Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus)
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Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish
568 Litres (150 US G.)
38.1-43.2cm (15-17 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish, Orange-Spotted Spinefoot, Orange Spotted Foxface Rabbitfish, Gold Saddle Rabbitfish, Goldlined Spinefoot
Additional scientific names
- Amphacanthus concatenatus, Amphacanthus firmamentum, Amphacanthus guttatus, Chaetodon guttatus, Siganus concatenatus, Siganus concatinatus, Siganus hexagonata, Siganus lineatus, Siganus stellatus, Teuthis concatenata, Teuthis guttata, Theutis concatenata
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to visually sex this fish.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- This is a large but peaceful fish, except with others of its own species. Only one Rabbitfish per tank (pairs are possible however if the tank is very large). They are generally reef-safe, but may nip at soft corals if not well fed. Can be kept with similar-sized semi-aggressive fish as the Rabbitfish is fairly robust.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will graze on algae on live rock, needs to be supplemented with algae wafers, spirulina and prepared foods designed for herbivorous saltwater fish.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day depending on algae content of tank.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a spacious, well filtered tank with open swimming space. Some live rock on which to graze is desirable.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful fish that can defend itself as it is armed with venomous dorsal spines.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- The body of Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish is brown and covered in many beautiful orange spots, a camouflage pattern that includes a distinctive posterior yellow false eye to confuse predators. Because of its venomous dorsal spines (which it can raise when disturbed) care must be taken when handling to avoid the possibility of being stung.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )