The Magnificent Foxface (Siganus magnificus) is a species of rabbitfish known for its vibrant colors and unique appearance. Also known as the Magnificent Rabbitfish, Andaman Foxface, or the Red Fin Foxface, can be found in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in coral-rich environments. In the wild, they inhabit coral reefs and lagoons.
A minimum tank size of 75 gallons is recommended for a single Magnificent Foxface. Larger tanks provide more swimming space and better water quality.
Maintain stable water parameters, including a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025, pH between 8.1 and 8.4, and temperature around 72-78°F (22-26°C).
Use a quality protein skimmer to help maintain water clarity and remove organic waste. A good filtration system is crucial for a saltwater aquarium.
Provide plenty of live rock to create hiding spots and territories. Foxfaces appreciate places to explore and graze on algae.
Foxfaces are generally peaceful but may be territorial. Avoid keeping them with aggressive tank mates. Compatible tankmates include other peaceful fish, invertebrates, and corals.
Feed a varied diet that includes high-quality marine pellets, flakes, and frozen or live foods. They are herbivores, so include algae sheets or pellets in their diet.Maintenance:
Regular water changes and monitoring of water parameters are essential. Ensure good water circulation to prevent dead spots and maintain oxygen levels.
Quarantine new additions to the tank to prevent the introduction of diseases. Monitor fish for any signs of illness and take appropriate action if needed.
Gradually acclimate the Magnificent Foxface to your tank's conditions using a proper acclimation process. Remember to research and understand the specific needs of the Magnificent Foxface and other inhabitants in your aquarium. Regular observation and care are key to maintaining a healthy and thriving saltwater environment.