Can anyone with experience with cowfish/boxfish fill me in?
I went to a LFS
the other day and they had the cutest 1/4" cowfish, I wanted to take it home soo bad.
But I looked in their fish book and saw that all the cow/boxfish had a toxic poison that they let out if they are stressed or dieing, so that turned me off, as well as I could not find out which type he was. I did see there was many types most over 1' when they reach full size, but I did see atleast 1 that was only 4" when full grown... The LFS
said they didn't know what type it was, just that it was a cowfish.
I should have snapped a picture, with my cell phone but didn't think about it at the time. The picture below is the closest picture I could find to what the one I saw looked like (I know its small, but its the only one I could find...)
He was yellow with black dots, no hornes, and green/blue eyes. I know many marine fish change some quite drastically when they mature, so I am lost as to what kind he is..
Also the book they had did not say how long it took them to get full size. Right now we have a 55g, but in about 3 years we will be building a house with an inwall tank, probably 200+ gallon...