Here are some key features and characteristics of the Magnificent Foxface:
Appearance: The Magnificent Foxface has a laterally compressed body with a distinctive elongated snout. It has a prominent black mask covering its eyes and a black stripe that runs diagonally across the body, starting from the upper lip to the base of the tail. The body coloration varies from yellow to orange, and it has contrasting black and white markings on the dorsal and anal fins.
Size: It can grow up to 9 inches (23 cm) in length, making it a medium-sized fish.
Diet: The Magnificent Foxface is primarily herbivorous and feeds on a variety of algae and macrophytes found on coral reefs. It uses its specialized teeth and jaws to scrape algae from rocks and corals.
Behavior: This fish is generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially when defending its feeding territory. It is known to be venomous, possessing venomous spines on its dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins. The venom can cause intense pain if a human comes into contact with the spines.
Habitat: Magnificent Foxfaces are commonly found in coral-rich areas of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, the Maldives, Indonesia, Australia, and the Philippines. They inhabit reef slopes and lagoons, often preferring areas with abundant coral growth.
Aquarium Care: The Magnificent Foxface is popular among marine aquarium enthusiasts. They require a well-maintained aquarium with plenty of live rock for grazing and hiding places. It is important to provide a varied diet that includes algae and other plant-based foods to ensure their health and vitality.
- Care level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Reef Compatible: With Caution
- Family: Siganidae
- Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Size: Medium 2"-3"