The Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish , also known as the Foxface or Foxface Lo is a popular saltwater aquarium fish and is a bright, attractive addition to any peaceful community tank. Hardy by nature and peaceful towards other fishes, Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish carries poison in its pelvic, pectoral and dorsal fins. The head and front portion of the body of the Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish is striped in dark brown or black and white, which the Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish often changes to a dark brown color as a camouflage against predators and while sleeping. Their bright colors return at the wake or when the stress is over.
A distinct feature of the Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish is their long snout-like mouth that they use for feeding on algae and other vegetation that grow inside the crevices. So are the Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish’s large dark eyes, and a peaceful temperament, which gives them their name. Another unusual feature of the Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish is their pelvic fins, which are formed from two spines. All Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfishes are diurnal and herbivorous, feeding on algae in the wild. The Fiji Bicolor Foxface is best kept singly, although pairs or small groups may be kept in aquariums of 125 gallons or more. This docile fish can thrive in either peaceful community tanks or aggressive predator tanks.
Maximum Size: The Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish grows up to a maximum of 9 inches, though 10 inch specimens have also been noted in the wild.
General Size: Among the Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfishes, the small size comes within 2 to 3 inches; the medium generally 4 to 5 inches; the large generally 6 to 7 inches.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested: The Fiji Bicolor Rabbitfish demands a tank of at least 60 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Tank Conditions: A high water quality is essential for the Fiji Bicolor Rabbitfish with a Specific Gravity between 1.020 and 1.025, salinity between 27 and 31ppt, pH level between8.1 and 8.4, Temperature between 72° and 78° F.
Habitat: Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish is found in shallow lagoons in the Indo-Pacific and eastern Mediterranean. Some live in schools, while others live more solitary lives among the corals.
Feeding and Diet: The Fiji Bicolor Foxface Rabbitfish eats wild grasses, algae, and other plant life. In an aquarium, though the Foxface is usually considered "reef-safe", if hungry, it may nip at corals from time to time. In captivity, however, the Foxface can usually be coaxed into eating brine shrimp, a popular fish food, or lettuce.