Blackheaded filefish


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FAMILY - Balistidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pervagor Melanocephalus

COMMON NAME - Blackheaded Filefish

SIZE - 3.9" (10 cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. ( 76 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Live brine shrimp soaked in a marine vitamin supplement, initially smashing shrimp or squid flesh into the crevices of coral skeleton or live rock may help entice a feeding response, once feeding provide a varied diet of marine animal flesh, frozen preparations for herbivores, mysid shrimp, freeze dried drill soaked in vitamin supplement, algae, vegetable matter. Feed min. 3 times a day.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended.

CAPTIVE CARE - Demanding species to feed, keep only one or a proven pair, keep with peaceful non competitive food tankmates, may show aggression to closely related species, provide ample shelter, hiding places.

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