Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)


A saltwater fish famous for its “friendly” personality, the Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta), also known as the Yellow Boxfish or Horned Boxfish, is a sought-after choice for experienced aquarists. The omnivorous Longhorn Cowfish is known to pick at tubeworms and other reef residents, so use caution if placing this fish in a reef system. This fish is also poisonous, and can release toxins from its skin if threatened!


Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)

Origin: Indonesia

Preferred Water Parameters

pH:                          8.2 – 8.4
Temp:                     74-78F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <20ppm