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)
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