Spotted Filefish

This fish eats polyps and usually nothing else. It shouldn’t be purchased as it has very little chance of surviving.…

Bristletail Filefish

This fish has become popular because of its appetite for Aptaisia and other small pest anemones. It’s a hardy fish but has mixed reviews on its ability to live in a reef tank without nipping on corals and some other reef inhabitants, like small...

Saddled Filefish

The Mimic Filefish (Paraluteres prionurus) is the perfect alternative to the Valentini Puffer (Canthigaster valentini) for a reef tank. The Mimic Filefish is reef safe with a bit of caution. They grow to about 4...

Thread-Sail Filefish

The Thread-sail Filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer) is one of the most aggressive filefish I’ve owned. These fish are best left to FOWLR tanks and housed with other aggressive fish. They are known to nip at eyes of other...

Rhino Filefish

The Rhino leatherjacket (Pseudalutarius nasicornis) is another interesting filefish with similar physical characteristics to the Orange Spotted Filefish or Harlequin Filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris).…
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