Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 11"
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 ½ inches
Notes: Also known as the Barred Spinefoot, Pencil-Streaked Rabbitfish, Blue-lined Rabbitfish or Two-barred Rabbitfish, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Siganidae. It is native to the western Pacific Ocean where it occurs on reefs and in lagoons.
To be successful with the Scribbled Rabbitfish you will need at least a 120-gallon or larger aquarium. It is a very peaceful species except when housed with other Rabbitfish. The Scribbled Rabbitfish may be housed with more aggressive fish and can be kept in pairs. Its predators will tend to leave it alone because of its venomous dorsal spines, which it can raise when disturbed. Care must be taken when handling this fish to avoid the possibility of being stung by its venomous spines. Rabbitfish are generally reef-safe if they are well fed, and they will eat all kinds of macro-algae and even bubble algae. If not, it is possible for them to nip at and consume some species of LPS and soft corals.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.