Cube boxfish

Species information for the Cube boxfish, in the Boxfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Ostraciidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - ostracion Cubicus

    COMMON NAME - Cube Boxfish (Yellow Boxfish)

    SIZE - 17.7" (45 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 180 US Gal. (681 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, marine meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, mysid shrimp, enriched freeze dried krill, herbivore preparations containing marine algae. Feed minimum 3 times a day.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

    REEF AQUARIUM COMPATIBILITY - No

    CAPTIVE CARE - Do not feed floating foods (fish may ingest air at the surface), usually compatible with tankmates that are non aggressive, needs plenty of swimming room, frightened of sudden movements. House in a low traffic area, can be kept in pairs, may release toxins when dying, any dying boxfish must be removed or prevent it from being harassed by tankmates. These fishes toxins can wipe out an entire tank.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 13, 2009
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