Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
General Description: The One Spot Foxface is native to eastern Asia and is very similar in appearance to Foxface Lo (Siganus vulpinus) except for the black spot which separates the two. There is natural variation in this black spot among individuals, from an almost symmetrical circle to a blotch. The One spot foxface adds a beautiful pop of yellow to any reef or fish-only with live rock aquarium. Though it has a peaceful demeanor, the One spot foxface can be kept successfully with more aggressive species because of its venomous dorsal spines that fish avoid. Because of this, great care must be taken when handling and to be congnicent of its whereabouts in the aquarium during maintenance. A hardy fish, an adult One spot foxface can reach a size of approximately 8″.
Diet Requirements: In the wild foxface are primarily herbivorous. A diet largely consisting of algae-based foods is absolutely necessary to maintain optimal health and coloration. Vegetable based flake foods or frozen foods, that may also include spirulina algae, are excellent options. We also recommend offering dried seaweed on a rock or clip three times a week minimum. One spot foxface will consume various other protein-based frozen foods.
Care Requirements: A minimum 125 gallon aquarium with 18+ inch width is ideal. Smaller specimens can be temporarily raised in smaller quarters (no less than 75 gallons) as long as it is upgraded accordingly. Foxface enjoy a variety of rock work and crevices to take refuge, but also should be provided with open swimming space. Foxface are often sought after to add to a reef aquarium for not only their unique appearance, but their natural tendency to graze upon algae build up including nuisance bubble algae. The One spot foxface is not likely compatible with other foxface species, and this includes rabbitfish. Their addition into a reef aquarium is “with caution” because in certain circumstances where adequate food is not provided, foxface have been observed to nip at macroalgaes, and large polyp stony and soft corals. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″; Medium 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″; Large: 4-1/2″ to 6″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.