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Aiptasia Eating Filefish

Aiptasia Eating Filefish

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variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Color Form: Green, Tan

Diet: Omnivore

Reef Compatible: With

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 3?"

Origin: Indonesia

Family: Monacanthidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30



The Aiptasia
eating Filefish is also known as the Bristletail Filefish, Matted
Leatherjacket, Tomentosus Filefish, or Matted Filefish. The body is a mottled
green, brown, and tan coloration.

It is a shy
fish, and rarely aggressive towards other fish except those of its own genus.
It is best suited for aquariums 30 gallons or larger that does not contain
small invertebrates.


The Aiptasia
eating Filefish is known to eat Aiptasia anemone in the home aquarium, but
normally nips at soft and stony corals as well. The diet should include shaved
shrimp, squid, scallop, mysis shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked in a vitamin
supplement, and frozen marine algae. The Matted Filefish should be fed small
quantities of food several times per day.


These fish
have been known to spawn in captivity, and males are normally large than the
females, having fine bristle-like hairs on each side of their body down the
caudal peduncle or base of the tail.