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Tassle Filefish
(Chaetodermis penicilligerus)
Tassle Filefish Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 1'
Color Form Green
Diet Omnivore
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Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Monacanthidae
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The Tassle Filefish, also known as the Leafy Filefish or Prickly Leatherjacket Filefish, is camouflaged by its light body with dark horizontal stripes.

It is best suited for a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with weedy areas, rocks, and at least one suitable shelter. It is a peaceful fish that does not bother fish tank mates, with the exception of members of its own family or related kinds.

The Tassle Filefish feeds on a diet of meaty foods including chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, and frozen algae and vitamin enriched foods. It should be fed no fewer than three times per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

April W San Diego , CA
My Tassle File is just precious! The size of a wheat thin cracker, he is so easy going and peaceful... sweet as 4 cups of sugar. Non-demanding, very smart and gets right in there to feed alongside tankmates 10x his size with no shyness at all. He is a very deliberate eater though. Slowly picking and choosing which morsels to eat. So to ensure his nutrition, I highly recommend feeding Nori seaweed sheets on a clip. My Tassle finds the nightly dried algae treat soothing, as he will attach his mouth to the algae and literally suck on the side for a good hour, sometimes two. It's like putting a baby to bed with a bottle! So adorable to watch.
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