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Honeycomb Cowfish

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Scientific name: Lactophrys polygonia

The basics:

Appearance:
These fish have a hexagonal honeycomb-like pattern across the body. The design helps the fish to camouflage itself in its surroundings. The Honeycomb Cowfish has a square caudal fin, and like most Boxfishes, it has a bloated body with a small mouth. The anal and dorsal fins are short and well towards the back of the fish. The pectoral fin is translucent in color.

Size:
10-20 inches

Temperament:
The Honeycomb Cowfish is considered to be a very shy fish. They are not reef-compatible fish; they prey on sessile invertebrates such as sponges, sea anemones and tunicates. Ideally this fish should be one of the first to be introduced to the tank.

Housing:
This fish requires a minimum tank size of 180 gallons. The tank should have ample rockwork to ensure that the fish can seek refuge when needed.

Temperature:
72.00-78.00 °F

pH:
8.40-8.50

Alkalinity:
57.140-85.710 mg/L

wonderful

reef aquarium, big tank

challenging

smaller tank, inches

interesting

meaty food

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