Foxface (Siganus vulpinus)

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Siganus vulpinus

265 Litres (70 US G.)

20.3-22.9cm (8-9 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Foxface, Foxface Lo, Foxface Rabbitfish

Additional scientific names

Amphacanthus vulpinus, Lo vulpinus, Teuthis tubulosa, Teuthis vulpina, Teuthis vulpinus


An omnivore but leans more towards the herbivore side. Love seaweed sheets, flake food, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, krill, reef plankton, spirulina flakes etc.

Feeding regime

Feed twice a day. Leave seaweed sheets on a veggie clip for all day grazing.


venomous spines: of the Foxface rabbitfish are not true "stingers" like those found in some other venomous marine species, such as lionfish or stonefish. Instead, they are sharp, needle-like structures connected to venomous sacs located at the base of the spines. When the Foxface feels threatened, it can erect these spines, making them stand out and potentially causing injury to any creature that attempts to eat or handle it.
Treatment and Precautions: If stung by a Foxface, it's important to seek medical attention, especially if the symptoms are severe or if an allergic reaction occurs. Immersing the affected area in hot water (as hot as can be tolerated) may help alleviate pain and break down some of the venom's proteins, but professional medical assessment is crucial.



Foxface at London Zoo:

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