Corals & Sessile Invertebrates

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Common Names – Scribbled cowfish

Aquarium Environment – The Scrawled cowfish is one of the shy members of the ostraciid family. Therefore when design the tank of this cowfish it is important to that they have caves or other retreats incorporated into the aquascaping. Live rock should also be used because it helps with the water quality and provides areas of foraging.

Other - This species changes greatly in color from when it is a juvenile to when it is an adult. As juveniles they are yellow with blotches of blue however as they age they lose the yellow as it gradually fades to a duller color

Scrawled Cowfish (Ancanthostracion quadricornis)
Scrawled Cowfish Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 135 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Temperature: 74-78° F
Max. Size: 20"
Color Form: Yellow, Blue
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Atlantic
Family: Ostracidae