Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 10"
The Bicolor Foxface is one of the most unique rabbitfish. Most of the front portion of its body is a dark, blackish-brown with the more common black and white facial markings, while the latter half of the Bicolor Foxface is yellow. The Bicolor Foxface is an active swimmer and requires at least a 100 gallon aquarium. Generally peaceful, the Bicolor Foxface can be housed with aggressive or peaceful fish, but is known to become aggressive themselves when housed with other rabbitfish. The Bicolor Foxface protects itself with its venomous dorsal spines it raises when threatened. Typically the Bicolor Foxface is reef safe as long as it is well fed, but be cautious housing these fish with coral as they have been known to nip at and eat soft coral, LPS, and even SPS. As an herbivore, the Bicolor Foxface should be offered a variety of algae and fresh vegetables.
The Bicolor Foxface, also called the Bicolored Foxface or Uspi Spinefoot, has a unique body coloration. The front two-thirds of the body is dark brown in color, and the posterior one-third is yellow.
It requires a 125 gallon or larger aquarium. It is a very peaceful species except when housed with other rabbitfish. Bicolor Foxface may be housed with more aggressive fish. Its predators will tend to leave it alone because of its venomous dorsal spines which it can raise when disturbed. Rabbitfish are generally reef-safe if they are well fed. If not, it is possible for them to nip at and consume some species of LPS and soft corals.