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Long Horn Cowfish
Long Horn Cowfish


Your live fish may not match the image shown due to natural variations in each species. Each companion animal is different in shape, color, and personality.


Long Horn Cowfish

Long Horn Cowfish

The bizarre looking Long Horn Cowfish is very peaceful in a community tank, but will not tolerate other Long Horns. Although the Long Horn Cowfish has been kept in reef tanks in the past, they may pick on tube worms. Lactoria cornuta is one of the more comical looking fish due to its "facial features" and helicopter-like swimming style. This Cowfish can release a toxin when extremely stressed or if it happens to perish. Although this Cowfish is an active, yet slow swimmer, it is best not to keep with quick swimmers, including Cleaner Wrasses as the Wrasse will continually attempt to clean them, stressing the Cowfish.

Long Horn Cowfish

Internet Price: $32.99   Today's Price: $28.04  (Save 15%)

Temperament: Community

Reef Safe: With Caution

Family: Ostraciidae

Native To: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, East Africa, Japan

Diet: Omnivore

Adult Size: Up to 20"

Temperature: 72-78°F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.3; dKH 8-12

Care Level: Difficult

Tank Size: 120+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Lactoria cornuta

Environment: Marine

  • Bizarre appearance and helicopter-like swimming
  • Does best as the only Cowfish
  • Can release toxins when stressed

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2"-3" Length
SKU: 1137115

Long Horn Cowfish
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