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Yellow Boxfish also known as the Cube Boxfish, Polka Dot Boxfish or Cubicus Boxfish are found from the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island.

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The Yellow Boxfish juvenile form is easily identifiable as having a yellow box-shaped body with brown spots. As an adult, the yellow will fade and become brown. 

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 Yellow Boxfish Boxfish in a reef tank as they will often nibble at tubeworms. If stressed, the Yellow 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 Yellow Boxfish prefers a diet of live brine shrimp or bloodworms. Once acclimated, the diet should include chopped squid, clams, mussels, and herbivore preparations.

Minimum Aquarium Size

700 L

Max Size

45 cm

Reef Safe

No

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Omnivore

Care

Expert

Origin

West Indian Ocean

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

Poisonous

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