Fish Types

Fish Types

Horned Cowfish

Details

Scientific Name: Lactoria cornuta
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Fish Care

Fish Diet: Formula I & II, Meaty Foods
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 55gal
Max Size:
Relative Care: Easy

Description

The Horned cowfish is not reef safe as it will eat invertebrates and may take bites out of corals. Care needs to be taken with tank mates as it will gore them with its horns. Nets shell fish and small fish in its diet. Does well in a FO or Fowlr tank but you need to be careful that its tank mates aren’t that aggressive. Because of their beaks they shouldn’t be kept in acrylic tanks, as they can take bites out of the acrylic and leave scratches.

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