Longhorn cowfish

Species information for the Longhorn cowfish, in the Boxfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Ostraciidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Lactoria Cornuta

    COMMON NAME - Longhorn Cowfish

    SIZE - 18.1" (46 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty diet, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, mysid shrimp, enriched freeze dried krill, frozen herbivore food containing algae.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

    REEF AQUARIUM COMPATIBILITY - No

    CAPTIVE CARE - Horns shorten as the fish grows, do not keep with aggressive tankmates, has been observed spitting water at the surface, easily startled by sudden light changes, movement or harassment. May injure itself if startled, will release a toxin that can wipe out the entire tank if startled, injured, or dying.

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