Yellow Boxfish

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Yellow Boxfish

This fish is known as Yellow Boxfish and the correct latin name is Ostracion cubicus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Boxfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Boxfish is semi-aggressive.

Yellow Boxfish can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Yellow Boxfish. (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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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