oddball saltwater fish and inverts
  • white spotted boxfish med

    $60.00
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    This particular species has a definite difference between male and female. The Male is known as the Blue Boxfish and is attractively marked with rust colored spots on a bright blue body. The female, is more subdued but still striking with it’s white spots and black body coloration. A male and female or two females can be kept in the same aquarium together. However, do not attempt to keep two males as they will fight with each other.
    Diet
    Feed a varied diet consisting of large chunks of meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet containing marine algae.
    Boxfish will learn to swim near the surface and spit water as a form of begging at feeding time. This begging behavior, though cute, should be discouraged as it may swallow air and cause buoyancy problems. Gut loading live adult brine shrimp is often necessary to induce a feeding response until the Boxfish learns to adjust to a captive diet. Concave body sides will indicate a starving specimen.