Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Max. Size: 3 1/2 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 inches
The Aiptasia Eating Filefish is also known as the Bristletail Filefish, Matted Leatherjacket, Tomentosus Filefish, or Matted Filefish. In the wild the Aiptasia Eating Filefish prefers the shallows of seagrass areas. Adding additional camouflage to its already unique color pattern of mottled green, brown, and tan which can change depending on its surroundings and mood.
These shy fish are 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 has an excellent record as an eater of nuisance anemones, in addition to having a reputation for generally being safe around desirable species. It also has a relatively good temperament and usually plays very well with other fish. Provided that it is offered a varied and high-quality diet, it is exceptionally resilient and well-suited to life in captivity.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.