Barred Rabbitfish

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Barred Rabbitfish

This fish is known as Barred Spinefoot, Barred Rabbitfish, Pencil-Straeked Rabbitfish and the correct latin name is Siganus doliatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Rabbitfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Barred Rabbitfish can grow up to 25 cm what is approximately 9 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 465 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Barred Rabbitfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Herbivore, eats algae. You have to be careful with tank mates, because this fish is usually peaceful, but when someone annoys them in the tank, they could use their venomous spines against anyone.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Barred Rabbitfish, picture no. 1

Barred Rabbitfish, picture no. 2

Barred Rabbitfish, picture no. 3

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Barred Rabbitfish, picture no. 6
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