Bicolored Foxface Fish
Category: Pond Fish
Facts about Bicolored Foxface fish. "Scientific name for Bicolored Foxface fish is Siganus uspi". Bicolored Foxface is a type of rabbitfish that comes from the Siganidae family. The Bicolored Foxface fish varieties are native to the western Pacific, and they rarely make their way into the aquarium business. The Bicolored Foxface fish variety is also called as the Uspi Spinefoot. The Bicolored Foxface fish are largely found in shallow ponds in the eastern Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific. Some survive in schools, whereas other fish lead more lonely lives in the middle of the corals. Usually, the Bicolored Foxface fish breeds prefer a tank with a minimum capacity of 125 gallons, with the temperature of the water, ranging from 72 degree Fahrenheit to 78 degree Fahrenheit, with the water pH levels between 8.1 and 8.4.
Aquarium care of your Bicolored Foxface fish
Test the water when preparing your tank for your Bicolored Foxface fish: You will need to purchase a liquid tester so that you can test for Nitrates and Ammonia. The strip-style test kits are unreliable and a waste of money. You should use a dechlorinating product to remove the harmful chlorine from the water. Test for nitrite, ammonia, and proper PH. The ammonia should always be 0, the nitrite should be 0, and the nitrate should preferably be below 20 ppm. If it's at or above 40 parts per million (ppm), you have too many fish or are not changing the water often enough. Cycling your tank is important, Follow the steps to cycle your tank. This establishes healthy bacterial and chemical levels.
Features of Bicolored Foxface fish
The Bicolored Foxface fish breed is a toxic, non-violent fish variety that is capable of attaining a maximum body length of 10 inches (). The Bicolored Foxface fish varieties have distinctive colored body. The facade 2/3rd part of the body of the Bicolored Foxface fish appears with dark brown color, whereas the remaining 1/3rd part of their body appears with yellow color.
Bicolored Foxface fish is an extremely peaceful variety of fish, except when accommodated with other varieties of rabbitfish. The Bicolored Foxface fish may also be accommodated with more aggressive fish because they do not harm this fish, and its killers will be inclined to leave it alone due to its toxic dorsal spines that it can arise when troubled. Generally, they are reef-safe if they are well nourished, otherwise, it is likely for the Bicolored Foxface fish to nip at other fish and eat some varieties of fish and flexible corals.
Diet of Bicolored Foxface fish
Bicolored Foxface fish varieties are herbivores, and they feed on algae, wild grasses, and other plant life in the wild. In the aquarium, they are fed with an assortment of fresh vegetables and algae. If the food is not sufficient for them, they nip and possibly consume a few hard and soft coral polyps.
The average lifespan of the Bicolored Foxface fish breed ranges from 5 years to 7 years.
When buying your Bicolored Foxface fish see which one looks like the healthier fish in the tank. Be wary of tanks with dead fish in them, as this can be a sign of illness or improper care. Clamped fins are a sign of illness. In addition, healthy Bicolored Foxface fish will have no white spots, make sure they swim with their fins held upright, and have a nice rich color or colors. Make sure they swim all over the tank and look healthy.
When adding the Bicolored Foxface fish to the aquarium, it is important to introduce the Bicolored Foxface fish to the tank environment slowly. As soon as you get home, float the entire, closed pet store bag (with the Bicolored Foxface fish inside!) in the tank on top of the water for about a half hour. This will allow the water in the plastic bag and the Bicolored Foxface fish to equalize out to the same temperature as in your tank, so your Bicolored Foxface fish does not get shocked by the different temperature. Next, add a small amount of water from your tank to the bag, and wait about 15 minutes. Do this at least one more time. Us a net to catch your Bicolored Foxface fish and then while the fish is in the net, dispose of all the water down a drain or outside. Then transfer the Bicolored Foxface fish carefully into the your tank. This process not only reduces stress for you Bicolored Foxface fish, it also prevents the dirty pet store water from contaminating your tank with disease.
Remove 30% of the water from you fish tank each month with new water, or a 15% water change every 2 weeks is ideal for keeping nitrates lower. With corals in the fish tank, then 20% water change every month, or 10% change every 2 weeks.
Bicolored Foxface fish are omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).