The foxface’s anal, dorsal and pectoral fins are lined with venomous spikes and this fish should always be handled with care.
Foxface rabbitfish can be kept in large groups as juveniles. However, as the fish reaches maturity they should either be kept alone or in mated pairs as they can turn territorial towards members of their own species. It is believed that these fish form mating pairs that last until one of the fish perishes.
Foxface are often kept in reef tanks, although they do occasionally nip on live coral. They are however an herbivorous species and do not prey upon smaller fish and other invertebrates.