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Shortnose Boxfish

Shortnose Boxfish (Rhynchostracion nasus)
£15.00
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SKU FISH-SHORTNOSE

This is a very difficult fish to keep in the aquarium setting by any other than the most experienced aquarist. It should have a minimum of a 125 gallon tank. Use caution if placing the Shortnose Boxfish in a reef tank as they will often nibble at tubeworms.

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This is a very difficult fish to keep in the aquarium setting by any other than the most experienced aquarist. It should have a minimum of a 125 gallon tank. Use caution if placing the Shortnose Boxfish in a reef tank as they will often nibble at tubeworms.

If stressed, the Cubicus Boxfish releases a poisonous substance, called ostracitoxin, from its mucous glands which will kill other fish in the tank very quickly. Very little success has been achieved in breeding these fish in an aquarium. When first introduced, the Cubicus Boxfish prefers a diet of live brine shrimp or bloodworms. Once acclimated, the diet should include chopped squid, clams, mussels, and herbivore preparations.

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Latin Name Rhynchostracion nasus
Tank Size Large
Care Level Difficult
Temperament Semi Aggressive
Reef Safe With Caution
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