ORA® Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish Info
One of the most effective alternatives to rid an aquarium of invading Aiptasia as well as Glass Anemones is the ORA Aiptasia Eating Filefish (also called the Matted Leatherjacket or Bristletail Filefish.) In the wild, the Aiptasia Eating Filefish is located in seagrass beds that are shallow in which its camouflage pattern hides it from hunters and predators. Naturally, it is found in shades of tan, green or brown, it’s able to swiftly alter its mottled patterns based on its surroundings or mood. They can grow to a maximum that ranges from 3.5 or 4 inches, and are tranquil among other species of fish. Males have a distinct bristle patch on the bottom of the tail that makes determining the sex fairly simple.
Diet of ORA® Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish
The majority of Aiptasia-eating fish eat the nuisance Aiptasia which makes them intriguing and useful for the aquarium at home. It is good to know that they aren’t special feeders, as well. Aiptasia anemones do not constitute their only food source. They will eat about anything in the aquarium that is a common food. It can take days or weeks before they begin feeding on Aiptasia and in some instances, a specific fish may not be fond of Aiptasia. Certain hobbyists have reported that they’ll even consume Bristleworms and even eat them, something that we haven’t yet seen.