Species group: Cowfish and Boxfish
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Scientific name: Lactoria cornuta
When threatened, the Longhorn Cowfish releases a lethal toxin, which is hazardous to other inhabitants of the tank. It is, therefore, essential to keep this fish with other peaceful aquarium mates to avoid any form of stress or conflict.
The Cowfish Longhorn is distinguished by a pair of protrusions that look like horns just above each of the eyes. There are also similar protrusions on the back of the ventral region. Cowfish Longhorn have an olive base color with bluish white spots.
Longhorn Cowfish are not tolerant of the same species and are ideally be kept in isolation. It is best to introduce this fish first in an aquarium and then add other fish.
This species of Boxfish require a large tank due to their large fullgrown size. An ideal tank capacity ranges from 135 to 180 gallons. Live rock and algae is added to the tank.
interactive fish, conversation piece, lovable character, adorable fish, voracious appetite, belly rubs
live brine shrimp, open water, ample space
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