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Hovercraft Boxfish (Tetrosomus gibbosus)


The Hovercraft Boxfish or Tetrosomus gibbosus gets its name from the way it seems to hover when it is swimming.  This saltwater fish is just one of the many different species of Boxfish in the Ostraciiadae family.  Often kept as a pet, this aquarium fish is know for its odd behavior and weird shape.

Hovercraft Boxfish can grow to about 16" (400mm) in length and are found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.  They are considered to be peaceful tankmates as long as they aren't kept with their own kind.  This Boxfish can be fed a variety of foods including flake foods, frozen and live marine food.  This fish is sometimes known as the Humpback Turretfish and the Yellow Boxfish.  Check out the Hovercraft Boxfish underwater in the video below.


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