June 4, 2020

Longhorn Cowfish

The Longhorn Cowfish is found in coastal flats, bays, and estuaries with calm waters. A docile fish that should be housed with calm tank mates. Not an aggressive feeder and may have problems competing for food. 



In the wild this fish feeds mostly on small invertebrates. Should be offered both meaty and vegetable items. 

Maximum Length: 18 in.
Care Level: Difficult
Family: Ostraciidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 125 gal.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, East Africa
Diet: Omnivore – Preparations of meaty and vegetable foods.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4