Magnificent Foxface (Siganus magnificus) Care
The Magnificent Foxface, Siganus magnificus, is also known as the Magnificent Rabbitfish. These fish come from the Eastern Indian Ocean. The body is half white and half black, there is a thick black band that goes through the face and eyes, and all of the fins are trimmed in yellow and red.
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.
Magnificent Rabbitfish require an aquarium of at least 125 gallons with lots of live rock and algae to graze on. 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!
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1” to 1½”
Small-Medium: 1½” to 2½”
Medium: 2½” to 3½”
Medium-Large: 3½” to 4½”
Large: 4½” to 5½”
Extra Large: 5½” to 6½”
Extra Extra Large: 6½” to 7½”