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Common Names – Spotted Boxfish, White Spotted Boxfish, Blue Boxfish, Spotted Trunkfish

Aquarium Environment – The Blue boxfish is a fish that needs to be kept with non-aggressive or boisterous tank mates. Blue Boxfish are commonly found over coral reefs in their natural habitat. It is also possible to find them in areas of sea grass. It is wise to include live rock as it will help to keep excellent water conditions and it provides areas for foraging for the spotted boxfish. Be sure to have a well decorated tank as your boxfish may become bored and start swimming up and down the sides of the aquarium.


Other - Blue boxfish are the most likely to release their poisonous and sometimes deadly ostracitoxin. It is vital that they be kept with non-aggressive tank mates so that they will not feel the need to defend themselves with their ostracitoxin. Also, if you value precious inverts or corals, it is wise to test your boxfish on inexpensive corals or inverts. There is a great difference between male and female blue boxfish. The males of the species have blue sides and a black top with white spots. The females are all black with white spots. 

Spotted Boxfish (Ostracion Meleagris)
 
Spotted Boxfish Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Care Level: Moderate-Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Temperature: 74-78° F
Max. Size: 2"
Color Form: Blue, Yellow, Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Ostraciidae