The Aracana Ornate Boxfish is an endemic species of fish found on the southern half of Australia. In the wild, this fish can grow up to a maximum length of 15 cm and can often be mistaken by reefer from their close cousins which is the striped cowfish.
Aracana Ornate Boxfish are sexual dimorphic specices, as males fish have yellow or blue line spots, whereas the female boxfish has a plainer colour with orange-brown strips.
Photo credit ; Fishes of Australia LogoThe above photo shows the Male Aracana Ornate Boxfish
The above photo show a Female Aracana Ornate Box fish
A video of the female Aracana Ornate Boxfish from recent New trio Fishery shipment.
Like all boxfish, the Aracana Ornate boxfish can be a challenge to keep and is not reef safe. This fish is not recommended for beginner and care should be taken when keeping it with other species of fish as stresses from the fish may release toxin from the skin killing other fishes in the tank.