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Old 02-17-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Lactoria fornasini?

Also sometimes known as the thornback cowfish. Does anyone know how big this fish really gets? I have hear anywhere from only 3.5-12 inches, I really want one for my 45 gallon, but I need to know their size! Thank you!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:22 PM   #2
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Online it seemed like the most common size was five to nine inches. I don't have any experience with the fish myself. I hope his helps.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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Well now the question arises, is this too big? Or is somewhere in-between the estimates the max. Any advice? And thanks for the quick response and info!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:41 PM   #4
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I would think if the fish got up to 9 inches it would much to big for a 45 even if it was the only fish in the tank.
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http://www.livingreefs.com/thornback...sh-t16868.html

This webpage has info on the fish. Like I said, I don't have experience with the fish myself, so if I were you I would do a bit of research on my own. Don't take my word for stuff on the fish. I just looked on the Internet. Do your own research as well. I hope that this will answer your questions.
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They attain 9" and not for a 45g. All Lactoria require large aquariums because of their clumsy behavior and stress easy.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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Oh darn, they're so cool! Any other cow/box species that are a better size? And that website says 5.9 inches.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #8
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I know the webpage says that, but I was using what I saw was the general range for all the websites I saw.
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Oh, darn, so what about other species of box/cowfish?
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How bout the guinea boxfish?
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