One Spot Foxface
The One Spot Foxface features a distinct "black spot" on its body. Also called the Blotched Foxface, the One Spot Foxface is extremely similar in appearance to the Foxface Lo, except for the aforementioned spot. These fish are known for their vibrant colors and peaceful nature. To provide the best care for a Foxface or Black Spot Foxface in your saltwater aquarium, follow this care guide.
A suitable tank size for a single Foxface or Black Spot Foxface is at least 100-125 gallons (approximately 379-473 liters). These fish can grow quite large and need ample swimming space.
Maintain stable water parameters, including a temperature range of 74-82°F (23-28°C) and a specific gravity of around 1.020-1.025. Regularly test and adjust pH, ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates to ensure optimal water quality.
Use an efficient filtration system, such as a protein skimmer, to remove waste and maintain water clarity. Incorporate live rock to provide biological filtration and hiding spots for your Foxface.
Foxface and Black Spot Foxface are primarily herbivores, and their diet should include a variety of marine algae, seaweed, and plant-based foods. Offer high-quality herbivore flakes, pellets, and fresh or frozen marine algae sheets.
Feed your Foxface multiple times a day to ensure they receive enough plant-based food. They are continuous grazers and benefit from frequent feedings.
Foxface and Black Spot Foxface are generally peaceful and can coexist with a variety of other peaceful reef fish. Ensure that tankmates are compatible and won't harass or outcompete them for food.
Provide hiding spots using live rock, caves, and crevices to make your Foxface feel secure, especially during the nighttime.
Water Flow and Lighting
Maintain moderate water flow, which is suitable for their natural habitat. Use suitable lighting for the health of your coral and other tank inhabitants, as they are often kept in reef tanks.
Quarantine new fish before introducing them to your main tank to prevent the spread of disease.
Regularly monitor your fish for any signs of stress, disease, or aggression, and take appropriate actions if any issues arise.
Both Foxface and Black Spot Foxface are striking and peaceful additions to a saltwater aquarium. Their herbivorous nature can be beneficial for controlling algae growth in your tank. To ensure their well-being, provide them with proper feeding, water quality, and a suitable environment that allows them to graze and display their natural behaviors.