Rabbitfish, also known as spinefoot, can be a great addition to a home or office aquarium and are unusual very hardy species that adapt well in most any type of environment.
Rabbitfish are docile grazers and are generally easy to care for and get a long with most fish including their own species. They only down side to a rabbit fish is that they have venomous spines on their dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins. Getting pricked by one of these spines is not deadly, but it can be very painful. While all aquarium fish and inhabitants should be handled with care, a hobbyist should handle one of these fish with extra care.
There are 29 species of rabbitfish that can be found in the warm tropical waters of Indo-Pacific. Rabbitfish usually inhabits coastal waters, lagoons and coral reefs. They can be found on a depth from 30 to 100 feet.
Many types of rabbit fish are available with the most common being the Foxface. Other popular subspecies of marine rabbitfish include the scribbled rabbitfish. Scribbled rabbitfish are beautiful, docile, colorful and easy to care for. Some other types include the orange spot rabbitfish, one of the larger subspecies from the saltwater rabbitfish family.