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Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish

Greek Name: Acreichthys tomentosus

$59.99

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Captive-bred Aiptasia eating Filefish have a benefit over species that are harvested from the wild. They are more durable and at ease with conditions in home aquarium. This makes them the perfect choice for newbies as well as experienced aquarists.

Aiptasia Eating Filefish is an intriguing and practical fish that can provide an excellent service for maintaining your aquarium. As its name suggests, Acreichthys tomentosus has an attraction to annoying Aiptasia and glass anemones. Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish boasts distinctive mottled marks that allow it to blend seamlessly into its natural habitat, which is comprised of low seagrasses. The Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Fish can also effortlessly alter color and patterns to conceal itself from predators. Wild Radial Filefish are found throughout the Indo-West Pacific Ocean from East Africa up to Fiji north towards the Ryukyu Islands and south up to Australia.

This Biota Captive-Bred Aptasia eating Filefish should be kept in a well-established, 30 gallon or larger home aquarium that has live rocks, live sand as well as plenty of hiding spots. This Biota Captive-Bred Eating Filefish is a reserved and timid fish that seldom exhibits aggression toward other fish, other than those belonging to its particular Genus. Make sure that you house the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Fish with fish that have similar peaceful behavior and avoid keeping the more aggressive ones. The Biota Captive-Bred Filefish is a great fish to keep within a reef tank, but with cautious consideration that it might occasionally pick at soft or hard corals. Males are easy to distinguish from females since the males exhibit a cluster of bristles/spines with a bushy appearance in the base of the peduncle.

This Biota Captive-Bred Filefish does not belong to a specific feeder, which means that its diet is not restricted to aiptasia or glass anemones. Actually, some Aiptasia Eating Fish may require some time before developing an appreciation for Aiptasia. the diet for the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Fish consists of a range of meaty food items and vegetable matter, such as shaved shrimp mysis, squid, shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked with a Vitamin Supplement as well as frozen marine algae. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Fish should be fed small portions of food at least once each day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2″ to 2″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Green, Grey, Silver

Diet

N/A

Reef Compatible

N/A

Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

Max Size

N/A

Origin

Captive-Bred

Family

Monacanthidae

Minimum Tank

N/A

Description

Information on the Aiptasia Eating Filefish

When compared to brighter-colored reef fish that are kept in tanks the matted, lowly-colored filefish may appear unappealing and dull, however, what it is lacking in the way of show-stopping vibrance, it makes for it with personality, character, and help in the tank.

At first sight, the most prominent physical characteristics are the large dorsal fin that is like a triggerfish with two extremely sturdy ventral fins, and a fan-shaped tail.

Their skin is rough, with the olive-drab-colored mottling which is employed to conceal and appears like they’re painted for military use. The brightness and darkness of their colors will vary in the course of the day based on the conditions and the equivalent for fish of their mood and their proximity to cover, causing their coloration to blend into the background (when they’d like to). Although their colors aren’t the brightest of tanks, they are a great contrast that draws your attention as well as the attention of your guests.

The aiptasia-eating Aiptasia filefish is fun to watch as it swims through the aquarium. They don’t whirl around the tank, like angels or tangs, and they don’t appear to plod like clownfish. Instead, they appear to hover and move between places with their dorsal as well as anal fins, and then the pectoral fins are pulsing to remain stationary for a minute before turning sideways to catch the current and use their bodies as sails and effortlessly float towards their next location within your tank.

While they are doing this their eyes are moving around scanning the underwater landscape for an opportunity to consume. At times, they glide slowly over the rocks as they stare at the rocks with such a keen eye at their surroundings, they appear to be taking note of the pros and cons of every and every nip. It is a fascinating and welcome behavior when contrasted with the constant, frantic eating of tangs as well as other fishes.

 

Aiptasia Eating Filefish Diet

As their name implies (or clearly says) Aiptasia-loving fish usually eat the pest aiptasia that is feared also known as glass anemones. However, there is no guarantee that the fish will hunt the dreaded anemones, and it is important to remember that they are not the only thing they’ll eat.

Acreichthys Tomentosus can also be found eating live meaty food items, such as blackworms, meaty frozen food and there is a report that they also eat pellets.

Don’t count that this particular fish will meet its nutritional requirements by eating aiptasia all on its own.

It is important to remember that this fish is somewhat shy when compared to the more lively and vividly colored reef fish. It is suggested that you are attentive during feeding times to ensure that they’re getting enough food to eat. You can also target feed them, in the event that it is necessary, by making a puff of meaty frozen food towards the aggressive fish, and after that, a smaller, more specific ‘puff’ in the opposite direction to the filefish, to ensure that they are getting enough to consume.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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