Scrawled cowfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Ostraciidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Acanthostracion Quadricornis

    COMMON NAME - Scrawled Cowfish

    SIZE - 18.9" (48 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.



    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.

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