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Little Spinefoot (Siganus spinus)

The Little Spinefoot or Siganus spinus is most often found in small schools in and along reefs in the Pacific Ocean. This fish has a tanish coloration and lighter squiggles throughout its body that help it blend into the reefs.

The Little Spinefoot is often kept as pet. This type of saltwater Rabbitfish is normally quite peaceful, just be sure to keep them away from other different species of Rabbitfish. The most important thing to consider though if considering the purchase of a Little Spinefoot is that the dorsal spines of this fish are venomous. Be extremely careful if you ever handle this fish as these dorsal spines will raise up if the Little Spinefoot fish is aggravated. While it will hurt quite a bit this venom is not considered deadly.Also known as Black Spinefoot or Scribbled Rabbitfish, these fish should be kept in a salt water aquarium of at least 80 gallons with a temperature range of 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025 and a PH level of 8.1-8.4. They should be fed a good variety of vegetables and algae. They are often known to chomp on coral polyps as well.


Anonymous said...

What a cool fish! I want one of those! But my gallon is way smaller than 80 gallons :(
Anyways, Im bored so I keep posting comments. Thx so much 4 putting them all up! Anyways, this is such an interesting fish. Mine are kind of tiny and... boringish. Yes, i said boringish. :)

Fish Explorer said...

In Indonesia we call it Baronang fish. Check this video link: Baronang

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