Rabbitfish get their name for their big dark eyes, their rabbit like mouth and their constant need too munch on algae in the tank. They are very peaceful fish unless they are in a tank with other Rabbitfish. You can put this fish in a peaceful tank or a tank with aggressive fish. The aggressive fish will leave the Rabbitfish alone because it has venomous dorsal spines. They are venomous so extra care should be given when handling them. They should be kept in a 70 gallon tank or larger with plenty of space to swim and caves to hide in. Besides their beauty these fish are also great because they will eat hair algae, valonia and red turf algae in your tank. They are omnivores and will eat vegetables, algae, as well as meaty marine food like krill, shrimp, and squid. With caution you can add them to reef takes if you feed them well. They are known to nip at large polyp stony corals and soft corals.
Temperament: Semi-aggressive, Peaceful
Water Conditions: 76-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025