Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish
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Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish
(Siganus guttatus)
Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 10"
Venomous Yes
Origin Central Pacific
Family Siganidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

The Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish, also known as the Orange-Spotted Spinefoot, Orange Spotted Foxface Rabbitfish, or Gold Saddle Rabbitfish originates from the reefs of the Western Pacific. It's a species of increasing popularity with reef-keepers for its beauty and algae-eating activity.

The body of Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish is brown and covered in many beautiful orange spots, a camouflage pattern that includes a distinctive posterior yellow false eye to confuse predators. Because of its venomous dorsal spines (which it can raise when disturbed) care must be taken when handling to avoid the possibility of being envenomated.

It requires a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of open swim space. It is a very peaceful species except when housed with other Rabbitfish. The Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish may be housed with more aggressive fish and can be kept in pairs. Rabbitfish are generally reef-safe if they are well fed. If not, it is possible for them to nip at and consume some species of LPS and soft corals. Their diet should consist of algae sheets and other foods formulated for algae-eating fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1"- 2-1/2"; Medium 2-1/2" - 3"

Customer Testimonials

Matt R Coventry
My yellow blotch is about 4" and is a very speedy and agile fish, spending 90% of its time grazing on algae growing on my live rock. Also noted is that the species has the ability to completely change skin pigmentation to blend in with rocks when frightened will do so without hesitation.
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