Siganus

Several of these species are commercially available. The peaceful rabbitfish graze algae in the decor but also accept small pieces of animal food. When they are frightened they take refuge in the hiding places that are indispensable for thesi fishes. Size: 20 cm. •

Hardy and easy to acclimatize, the foxface feeds on small, live prey and vegetable material. It will accept mussel pieces but what it really relishes is ground spinach. It is placid but active, and needs room to swim, along with somewhere to hide. Size: 20 cm.

ZANCLIDAE

Hardy and easy to acclimatize, the foxface feeds on small, live prey and vegetable material. It will accept mussel pieces but what it really relishes is ground spinach. It is placid but active, and needs room to swim, along with somewhere to hide. Size: 20 cm.

ZANCLIDAE

The Zanchlids have a very compact body: one of the spokes of the dorsal fin is extended in a fine filament. Considered fragile and delicate, they feed on small, live prey and can sometimes attack invertebrates (corals, worms). Even if their form suggests otherwise, they are closely related to the Acanthurids, although, unlike these, they do not have a spine on the caudal peduncle. These fish are sensitive to chemical treatments and can die suddenly, without any apparent reason. In their native habitat (the Indo-Pacific region), they are respected, and even sometimes venerated, by local fishermen, who often return them to the sea.

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