Fish Database

Redtail/Flagtail Blanquillo

Scientific Name: Malacanthus brevirostris

Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Meaty Foods
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
Relative Care: Medium
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This is a fish that starts out very small and quickly grows to about 18-24 inches. Juveniles don’t always eat but once they start they will pretty much eat anything they can catch. Because of this they will eat all kinds of invertebrates, so you need to be careful when placing one in a reef tank. They do well in FO or FOWLR tanks. They’re fast swimmers but need some rock work to hide in.

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