View Full Version : Questoin for Randy...Cowfish

03/20/2012, 10:02 AM

After doing lots of searching online for cowfish in a reef your name kept popping up for having one. I want to put one in a SPS dominate tank, although i have 2 toadstools and some ricordia. I have a few questions.

1) Have you ever had a toxic release?
2) Is the cowfish toxins toxic to corals?
3) Has your cowfish ever ate any corals?


Randy Holmes-Farley
03/20/2012, 12:18 PM
I had two. The primary concern, IMO, is how big they get. They could get a foot long and do not like high flow.

I never saw mine eat a hard coral, but I did seem one try to nibble at a zooanthid.

I do not know if I ever had a toxin release. The second one died in a tank wipe out while on vacation. It died, as did all other fish in that display tank when the recirculation stopped. Did toxins play any role?? Not sure.

03/20/2012, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the reply....on ur power outage did u loose ur coral also?

Randy Holmes-Farley
03/20/2012, 05:48 PM
Some, yes, and some anemones, but some of each survived. :)