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Bluelined Rabbitfish


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  1. Bluelined Rabbitfish Bluelined Rabbitfish

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    Scientific Name: Siganus doliatus
    Other Names: Blue-lined Rabbitfish, Coral Rabbitfish, Scribbled Rabbitfish
    Reef Safe: with caution
    Care Level: Easy
    Shape: Flat
    Min. Tank Size: 100 gallon
    Temperament: Passive
    Dominant Color: Multi
    Disease Prone: average occurrence
    Jumper: low occurrence
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    Distinguished by several blue-lines on a yellow body. This pattern resembles a circuit board in appearance. Sometimes called a scribbled rabbitfish for this reason. These fish are relatively easy to feed. They require a diet rich in plant matter, but will also accept meaty foods. They will accept flakes, frozen or freeze dried foods and will also graze nuisance algae from the aquarium decor.

    These fish do best in established reef tanks. Large amounts of live rock for grazing are preferred. Standard reef tank parameters are optimal. A tank of at least 120 gallons is necessary to prepare for the potentially large adult size. Once acclimated, they are very hardy, and will live many years in captivity. Care must be taken when handling these fish. A stab from their spines can cause severe pain.

    Blue-lined rabbitfish are best kept in an established reef tank. They are safe when kept with corals and will ignore ornamental crustaceans and invertebrates. While there have been reports of individuals consuming corals, the vast majority will ignore these creatures in favour of the competing algae. Furthermore supplementation of prepared foods will make the fish less prone to pick at the reef. Attention must be paid to the potential large size this fish can attain, the accompanying increase in bio-load and the potential side affects this can have on the invertebrates in a reef display. (reefkeeping.com)
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Great looking fish.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Zoa/polyp stealer!!

    Used to love mine, till all the red and blue polyps dissapeared.

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    AJ :) - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    Zoa/polyp stealer!!

    Used to love mine, till all the red and blue polyps dissapeared.
    Ditto! Had one wipe out a lot of zoanthids and palythoas.

    Never again for me.

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    AJ :) - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Great write up BTW.

    Thanks Bob, for taking the time to do such a good job.

    AJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ :) View Post
    Ditto! Had one wipe out a lot of zoanthids and palythoas.

    Never again for me.
    Sorry for that AJ

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    AJ :) - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    No worries Louis! I'm glad you don't have the fish anymore, as it must have been rough on your corals as well.

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    thepanfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ :) View Post
    No worries Louis! I'm glad you don't have the fish anymore, as it must have been rough on your corals as well.
    It liked growth tips on my stags for some reason

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