A Boxfish or a Cowfish?

On December 20, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Migs

For the longest time, I have been visiting my LFS to see what new treasure I would find there. A particular store would periodically receive boxfish and cowfish. I was immediately drawn to these curious fish – who wouldn’t be. After speaking with the staff there, I was more intrigued on how such a dangerous fish (can release toxins) would be a candidate for the reef aquarium… well after a lot of research and posting online, I decided to jump in and get this little cow fish – scrawled cowfish to be exact – my LFS referred to it as an Atlantic Longhorn Cowfish (Acanthostracion Quadricornis). I have had for a few weeks and he is doing great! He loves my tank, and the other fish leave him alone… he is also eating frozen mysis out of my hand… very cool fish!

 

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