Acanthostracion quadricornisis commonly referred to as Scrawled cowfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic.
The offspring of Acanthostracion quadricornis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Acanthostracion quadricornis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Acanthostracion quadricornis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Acanthostracion quadricornis is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Acanthostracion quadricornis, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
The scrawled cowfish, Acanthostracion quadricornis, is found in tropical as well as in temperate waters. With a length of 55 cm (22 inches) it reaches quite a size for normal home aquaria.
It occurs in shallow water up to depths of 80 m, often in seagrass beds.
Unfortunately we do not have any information about the housing conditions for this cowfish but think that what applies to the other cowfish of the Acanthostracion genus, is also true for the scrawled cowfish.