Shortnose Boxfish

Shortnose Boxfish (Rhynchostracion nasus)
£15.00
Out of Stock
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.

Sorry this product is currently for COLLECTION only
You may reserve this for store pick-up but we will unfortunately not currently post this item. Local delivery can be arranged if you contact the store.

Reward PointsYou will earn 30 Kraken Points for purchasing this product.
 
Details

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.

Shortnose Boxfish, Rhynchostracion nasus, Marine Fish available at the best price to buy now from Kraken Corals
More Information
More Information
BrandMarine Fish
Latin NameRhynchostracion nasus
Tank SizeLarge
Care LevelDifficult
TemperamentSemi Aggressive
Reef SafeWith Caution
Reviews