Yellow Boxfish - Large - Ostracion cubicus

Yellow Boxfish - Large - Ostracion cubicus

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Please note - All our marine livestock can only be kept in saltwater aquariums, not freshwater aquariums.

Scientific Name: 
Ostracion cubicus

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How easy are they to care for?
Experienced - If stressed the boxfish will release a poison from its mucus glands which will kill other tank inhabitants.

How large can they grow?

Where in the world are they from?
Indo – pacific

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Only 1 per tank.

What water conditions do they require?
SG: 1.020-1.025, pH: 8.1-8.4
23-27 deg C (73-81 deg F)

What should you feed them?
A good mix of mysis, brine, copepods, krill and fish/lobster eggs. Marine algae should also be offered.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Must be kept with peaceful species only that will not stress the boxfish.

Can they be bred in captivity?

Are they reef safe?
With caution