Orange Spot Rabbitfish "Signus punctatus"

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

8" - 12"

Minimum Size

150 gallon

Color

Blue, Orange, Yellow

Diet

Herbivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Orange Spot Rabbitfish (Siganus punctatus) is a venomous marine fish that naturally occupies Indonesian, and Australian reefs. The Orange Spot Rabbitfish may reach a length of twelve inches, are not considered to be "reef safe", and should be kept in an aquarium larger than 150 gallons. This Rabbitfish are typically an active, semi-aggressive marine fish that should be added to an already "cycled" a new aquarium. Being a semi-aggressive species, the Orange Spot Rabbitfish should be one of the final additions to the aquarium. They may be kept as a pair, as long they are relatively similar in size. A mature pair of Rabbitfish will likely require an aquarium over 180 gallons. Each living organism is unique in its own way, and all marine fish, even of the same species, may not behave the same. It is important to understand that every individual is unique, and that adjustments may have to be made when introducing fish of the same species. If aggression is observed it is best to rearrange habitat, and continue to observe behavior.

Aquarium Diet (Herbivorous): The Orange Spot Rabbitfish (Signus punctatus) are naturally herbivorous, as they primarily consume algal species such as Spirulina, Daphnia, and other vegetative matter. However, optimal health will only be achieved with a balanced diet including Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, and Krill.