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Longhorn Cowfish
Scientific Name Lactoria cornuta 
Reef Compatible With Caution 
Care Level Expert-only 
Disposition Peaceful 
Min. Tank Size 100 gallons 
Mature Size 18 inches 
Diet Omnivore 
Range Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa 
Size Class
4
Curator's Note
When shipped, there may be small pieces of styrofoam or airline tubing on the horn tips. This is to ensure that the bag is not punctured or the horns damaged during shipping. You may remove them once the Longhorn Cowfish is acclimated. Unlike other boxfish that will emit a toxin when stressed which can virtually wipe out a small aquarium, trunkfish such as the Horn Nosed Cowfish, Long Horn Cowfish and Camel Cowfish are far less likely to cause any harm to other tank inhabitants. Please follow the recommended tank size when choosing a trunkfish or cowfish have carbon running in the filtration system.
Description
This peaceful boxfish has a lot of personality and needs to be kept in a peaceful community aquarium. The horns can be accidentally caught in ornaments in the aquarium so steps must be taken to ensure the safety for this particular animal.
Diet
Feed a varied diet consisting of large chunks of meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet containing marine algae.
The Longhorn Cowfish will learn to swim near the surface and spit water as a form of begging at feeding time. This begging behavior, though cute, should be discouraged as it may swallow air and cause buoyancy problems.
 
 
 
Item #   Description  
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001018   Longhorn Cowfish , Tiny: up to .75", Indo Pacific
* Restriction On Guarantee
 
$24.95
     
001019   Longhorn Cowfish , Small: over .75-1", Indo Pacific
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$29.95
 
 
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001020   Longhorn Cowfish , Medium: over 1-2", Indo Pacific
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$39.95
$31.96
 
 
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001021   Longhorn Cowfish , Large: over 2-3", Indo Pacific
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$59.95
     
001022   Longhorn Cowfish , X-Large: over 3-3.5", Indo Pacific
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$99.95
     
 
 
* Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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