Boxfish(Ostraciidae) have a unique square shape and a particular way of swimming. They have a rather special personality, which one quickly comes to love.
Boxfish live typically off a mixture of algae, coral polyps, zooplankton, and in some cases crustaceans.They are not normally reef safe and when small will require gentle water circulation.
Boxfish can secrete a poison when stressed or if they die, which can in the worst case, kill the contents of a whole aquarium. Never use the water the fish was transported in.
Honeycomb cowfishAcanthostracion polygonius
Spotted trunkfishLactophrys bicaudalis
Buffalo trunkfishLactophrys trigonus
Longhorn CowfishLactoria cornuta
Yellow boxfishOstracion cubicus
Bluetail trunkfishOstracion cyanurus
Whitespotted boxfishOstracion meleagris
Reticulate boxfishOstracion solorensis
Humpback turretfishTetrosomus gibbosus
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