juvenile gold spotted foxface rabbitfish or other rabbitfish?
I ordered a gold spotted foxface rabbitfish from a mail-order store. I expected an greyish / blue colored fish with gold spots everywhere.
What came looks like a blue-spotted rabbit fish - its yellow with some vertical black markings only a few spots around the eye.
The mail-order store claimed that it is normal for the juvenile to have no spots and that it will develop spots with time.
I don't believe it. I think they sent me the wrong fish.
Am I wrong?
Could it be true that gold spotted foxface rabbitfish start out yellow and change color and develop spots?
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Did you get a species name? Did you make sure when you ordered it it was a guttatus and not a punctatus? Do you have a picture by chance. It is not unheard of for a distributor have a employee put the wrong juvenile in a shipment but when species names are involved it is usually less likely.
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The fish was sold as, "Golden Spotted Foxface Rabbitfish - Siganus chrysospilos - Gold Spotted Fox face Rabbit Fish"
A picture of what I received as attached.
Not to instigate things but I have never seen a gold spot look like that. I must also add that most of the specimens I have seen were 4 inches or more. I suppose the best thing to do is to voice your concerns with the distributor and keep in contact. Like I said before mistakes can happen.If they are a reputable business they will remedy any mistake they may have made,or feel some form of consequence.
Thanks for your comments / experience.
I think the fish looks most like a a blue spotted rabbitfish (Siganus corallinus)...
Not a gold spotted rabbitfish
I was chatting with a fellow reefer and here is one of our messagesin regards to your post.
Friend:Looks like a Two Barred Rabbitfish. No? Hard to tell as the picture is blurred out. Need a shot with some coloring.
Me:It doesn't look like the gold spot rabbit fish he was sold. It could be a virgatus but its hard to see the half white that should be there if it was. I am in agreement on a better picture if possible though.
Another photo that is a bit better...
see why i am thinking blue spotted foxface rabbitfish
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