Tasseled filefish


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FAMILY - Balistidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetoderma Pencilligera

COMMON NAME - Tasseled Filefish (Leafy Filefish)

SIZE - 12.2" (31 cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, scallops, fish, frozen marine preparations for herbivores, omnivores. Feed min. 3 times a day.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will feed on a wide range of invertebrates, can be kept with the stinging carper anemone.

CAPTIVE CARE - Keep with docile tankmates, rocky, weedy environment a plus. Provide adequate shelter sites, usually not aggressive to fish tankmates, aggressive to its own and related fish. Do not keep with puffers, or triggerfish, fish that may nip off its skin flaps.

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