Many consider this species a REEF CAUTIONARY fish. Yet, here at Tiger Lily's House of Fish, this is one of the most suggested (algae eaters) and placed in nearly ALL aquariums we install, and is a STAFF PICK for Algae control. Out of the DOZENS that we have placed in home and business aquariums we have had ZERO issues. Even with LPS, SPS heavy tanks. We give the Scribbled Rabbitfish, Siganus doliatus a 5 star RATING!
SCRIBBLED RABBITFISH Siganus virgatus
Species: Siganus virgatus
Common: Scribbled Rabbitfish aka Two Barred Rabbitfish aka Blue-lined Rabbitfish aka Barred Spinefoot
Category: Reef CAUTIONARY
APROX Purchase Size:
SMALL = 2 - 3 inches
MEDIUM = 3.01 - 4 inches
LARGE = 4.01 - 5 inches
X LARGE = 5.01 inches +
REEF SAFE : CAUTIONARY
SPECIAL NOTE: Siganus virgatus is easy to keep, they readily accept frozen mysis and brine, flake food, and small pellet. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ALGAE EATING FISH WE HAVE EVER HAD
Natural Ecology: Siganus virgatus are found exploring the reefs of Indonesia and Indo Pacific (Fiji) is one of the most often collection points, this fish grazes multiple types of algae. They are known to be passive towards Tangs, however, when housing multiple rabbittfish aggression may occure in smaller aquariums
Aquarium Size : 75 GALLON MINIMUM
Feeding: Plankton, blended Mysis shrimp, baby brine shrimp, pellet (occassionaly) and flake.
Aggression: NON Aggresive; This species is often very passive towards Tangs and other more aggressive species.