Saddled filefish

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FAMILY - Balistidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paraluteres Prionurus

COMMON NAME - Saddled Filefish (Mimic Filefish)

SIZE - 3.9" (10 cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, frozen marine fare with marine algae and vitamin enriched food stuff, omnivores fare. Feed min. 3 times a day.

AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 8

REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not suited for a reef tank, can be kept with stinging sea anemones.

CAPTIVE CARE - Keep with more docile tankmates, predators tend to avoid this fish, can be kept in proven pairs, males will fight. If housed with its model toby will be picked on by (saddled toby - Canthigaster Valentini).

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