ORA® Captive-Bred Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish

Greek Name: Rudarius ercodes



With its popularity growing in recent years, this fish is a big fan of charisma, intelligence, and awe. With a maximum length of just 3″ They have distinct swimming styles and can even identify people as they pass through, and even beg for food! Amazingly unique and fun The Captive-Bred ORA Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish is a constant source of enjoyment for those who are eco-conscious.

In waters surrounding Japan and to the south of Taiwan The Whitespotted Pygmy Fish is usually found in areas of temperate climates, with macroalgae and Seagrass beds. They can alter their colors and patterns depending on their surroundings. They produce massive nests, but their eggs as well as larvae, are very tiny. Prolarvae just recently hatched are 1.6mm. Although they are small Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish are tough and quick growing. The fish’s broodstocks are kept in temperatures of tropical waters and offspring are raised at temperatures between 74 and 80 degrees. This means they are fully adapted to the requirements of the majority of aquariums in the home.

This captive bred fish has a unique advantage over wild-harvested species. Captive-Bred Fish are very tough and are more accustomed to the conditions in home aquariums. It is an excellent choice for beginners and experienced aquarists.

Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish can be found eating diverse food sources such as frozen and pelleted diets. ORA has a small collection of fish in a tank that has soft and hard corals. They did not observe any nipping meaning that the fishes are reef-safe.

Approximate purchase size 1″ to 1.5″


Care Level




Color Form

Brown, White



Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Captive-Bred, ORA®



Minimum Tank

30 gallons


General information about the whitespotted Pygmy Filefish

The Whitespotted Pygmy Fish can attain a maximum size of 3 inches and happily eat frozen fish and pellets. Despite their size reaching a maximum length of 3″. The Whitespotted Pygmy Fish has proved to be hardy and fast growing. They can adjust the color of their pattern based on the environment around them, the Whitespotted Pygmy Fish may be visible at times, but solid greens at another time. Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish hasn’t been seen snatching at soft and hard corals, which suggests that they might be reef-safe.


Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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