The Orange Dotted Tuskfish body is greenish to grey with underside of head, chest and lower portion of sides white or bluish, a wedge-shaped white band extending upward onto back behind pectoral fins, a large rectangular white saddle situated dorsally on caudal peduncle extending forward below rear of dorsal fin the head is speckled with bright orange dots.
They have teeth or tusks used to crunch invertebrates. These fish are typically shy when at a small size, but will in time gain personality and confidence as they mature.
A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding places and moderately aggressive, active fish such as Angels, Tangs, and smaller Triggers is an acceptable environment. Keep only one specimen per tank. Although they will not bother corals, they may eat any small crustacean such as snails or crabs.
The Orange Dotted Tuskfish diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.