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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.Shortnose Boxfish, Rhynchostracion nasus, Marine Fish available at the best price to buy now from Kraken Corals
|Latin Name||Rhynchostracion nasus|
|Reef Safe||With Caution|