Spotted boxfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Ostraciidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Ostracion Meleagris

    COMMON NAME - Spotted Boxfish (Blue Boxfish)

    SIZE - 6.3" (16 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, may need to start with vitamin enriched brine shrimp and once eating - Marine meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, mysid shtrimp, 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 not compatible with tankmates, keep only one male per tank, most famous for poisoning the tank. A pair can be kept, but, two males should never be kept in the same tank. The male is dark with blue, the female is brown with white spots.

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