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Longhorn Cowfish


Longhorn Cowfish

Longhorn Cowfish are found in Indo-Pacific, usually in the less turbid waters. The body is tan to yellow and covered with white and blue dots, and is occasionally referred to as the Yellow Boxfish; however, the Longhorn is not to be confused with Ostracion cubicus, commonly called the Yellow or Polka Dot Boxfish. In the wild, it is not uncommon to see a 20" specimen, while in the aquarium the Longhorn Cowfish tends to be dramatically smaller - 16" or less.So they do better if they are in a large tank with  live rock for algae scraping.Longhorn Cowfish are venomous when stressed or have die.

  • Scientific Name: Lactoria Cornuta
  • Family:Ostraciidae
  • Origin: Indo
  • Diet: meaty and vegetable foods. They are slow eaters, and should not be housed with aggressive eaters.
  • Approximate Size:Tiny 1/16 to 1inch;Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3