Orangespot Rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus) Care
The Orangespot Rabbitfish, Siganus guttatus, is also known as the Orange-spotted spinefoot. These fish come from the Western Pacific Ocean and have a white-yellow body with lots of small orange spots covering the entire body.
Rabbitfish are technically omnivores, but primarily eat a diet rich foods like marine algae, Spirulina flake, and dried seaweed/kelp. They will also help keep hair algae in an aquarium in check.
The Orangespot Rabbitfish requires an aquarium of at least 180 gallons. The will do best in a tank with plenty of room for swimming and should only be kept singly or two if they are a mated pair. They typically only aggressive towards members of their own species.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because they are known to nip at corals.
NOTE: These fish have venomous dorsal and anal fins and you must be very careful when handling them!