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Scribble Boxfish

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Scribble Boxfish also known as the Reticulate Boxfish are found from the Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean and Indonesia to Fiji, north to the Philippines.

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The Scribble Boxfish male has a navy blue body with a pale blue outline and spots, it's black back with pale blue spots. The female is a pale yellow with black scribbles over is sides and black spots on its face. 

This is a very difficult fish to keep in the aquarium setting by any other than the most experienced aquarist. Use caution if placing the Scribble Boxfish in a reef tank as they will often nibble at tubeworms. When stressed, the Scribble Boxfish releases a poisonous substance, called ostracitoxin, from its mucous glands which will kill other fish in the tank very quickly.

Very little success has been achieved in breeding these fish in an aquarium. When first introduced, the Scribble Boxfish can be fed a diet of live brine shrimp or bloodworms. After acclimatization, chopped squid, clams, mussels, and herbivore preparations can be fed.

Minimum Aquarium Size

600 L

Max Size

12 cm

Reef Safe

No

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Omnivore

Care

Expert

Origin

Western Pacific

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

Poisonous

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