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Aiptasia Eating Filefish, Captive-Bred, Biota
(Acreichthys tomentosus)
Aiptasia Eating Filefish, Captive-Bred, Biota
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Captive-Bred

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Green, Grey, Silver
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Monacanthidae
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Overview

LiveAquaria® is proud to offer hobbyists the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish as part of our increasing selection of captive bred, sustainably raised and cultured aquatic life to stock your aquarium. Captive-bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish have a unique advantage over wild-harvested species. They are hardier and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, they make a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.

The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is a fascinating and functional fish that provides a fantastic aquarium maintenance service. As its common name implies, Acreichthys tomentosus has an appetite for nuisance Aiptasia or glass anemones. The Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish boasts ornate mottled markings that allow it to blend seamlessly in its natural habitat among the shallow seagrass beds. The Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is also able to effortlessly change color and patterning to camouflage or conceal itself from predators. In the wild Radial Filefish are distributed across the Indo-West Pacific Ocean from East Africa to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, and south to Australia.

The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish should be housed in a well-established 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock, live sand, and plenty of hiding places. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is a cautious and shy fish that rarely demonstrates aggression towards other fish except those of its own genus. Be sure to house the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish with fish of similar peaceful temperament and avoid keeping with more aggressive fish. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish can be successfully kept in a reef aquarium with caution knowing that it may occasionally nip at soft and stony corals. The males are easily distinguished from females as male Aiptasia Eating Filefish demonstrate a cluster of bushy bristles/spines at the base of the peduncle.

The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is not a specialized feeder, meaning its diet is not exclusive to Aiptasia Glass Anemones. In fact, some Aiptasia Eating Filefish may take some time before it develops a taste for Aiptasia. The diet of the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish should consist of a variety of meaty foods and vegetable matter including shaved shrimp, squid, scallop, mysis shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked in a vitamin supplement, and frozen marine algae. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish should be fed small quantities of food several times per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 2"

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