Filefish

Clown Filefish

Name Clown, White Spot Filefish

Scientific Name Cantherhines macroceros

Min Aquaria Volume 700L

Max Size 40cm  15.8''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Caribbean

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Fan Belly Filefish

Name Fan Belly Filefish

Scientific Name Monacanthus chinensis

Min Aquaria Volume 400L

Max Size 38cm  14.9''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indo - Pacific

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Flame Filefish

Name Flame, Blackheaded Filefish

Scientific Name Pervagor melanocephalus

Min Aquaria Volume 100L

Max Size 10cm  3.9''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Moderate

Origin Indo - Pacific

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Hawaiian Filefish

Name Hawaiian, Orange Fan Tail Filefish

Scientific Name Pervagor spilosoma

Min Aquaria Volume 200L

Max Size 18cm  7.1''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Hawaiian Islands

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Honeycomb Filefish

Name Honeycomb Filefish Filefish

Scientific Name Cantherhines pardalis

Min Aquaria Volume 400L

Max Size 25cm  9.8''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indo - Pacific

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Longnose Filefish

Name Longnose, Orange Spot Filefish

Scientific Name Oxymonacanthus longirostris

Min Aquaria Volume 100L

Max Size 12cm  4.7''

Aquarium Compatibility Reef Safe - With Extreme Caution

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Carnivore

Care Difficult

Origin Indo - Pacific

Notes Will nip SPS Coral Polyps

Matted Filefish

Name Matted, Aiptasia Eating Filefish

Scientific Name Acreichthys tomentosus

Min Aquaria Volume 150L

Max Size 8.9cm  3.5''

Aquarium Compatibility Reef Safe - With Caution

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indonesia

Notes Matted Filefish are known to eat Aiptaisa Anemones in the Aquarium, They do have the potential do nip at coral polyps. Males are larger than females with bristles on the caudal peduncle (tail base) and do well as pairs in the aquarium.

 

Mimic Filefish

Name Mimic, Saddled Filefish

Scientific Name Paraluteres prionurus

Min Aquaria Volume 100L

Max Size 10cm  3.9''

Aquarium Compatibility Reef Safe - With Caution

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indo - Pacific

Notes This Filefish Mimics the Saddled Toby Puffer.

 

Orange Spotted Filefish

Name Orange Spotted Filefish

Scientific Name Cantherhines pullus

Min Aquaria Volume 500L

Max Size 20cm  7.8''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Caribbean

Notes  

Radial Filefish

Name Radial Filefish

Scientific Name Acreichthys radiatus

Min Aquaria Volume 150L

Max Size 7.6cm  3''

Aquarium Compatibility Reef Safe - With Caution

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indonesia

Notes  

 

Red Sea Longnose Filefish

Name Red Sea Longnose, Orange Spot, Harlequin Filefish

Scientific Name Oxymonacanthus halli

Min Aquaria Volume 100L

Max Size 7cm  2.8''

Aquarium Compatibility Reef Safe - With Extreme Caution

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Carnivore

Care Difficult

Origin Red Sea

Notes A shorter nose when compared to O.longirostris. Will nip SPS Coral Polyps

 

Red Tail Filefish

Name Red Tail, Black Bar Filefish

Scientific Name Pervagor janthinosoma

Min Aquaria Volume 150L

Max Size 14cm  5.5''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Moderate

Origin Indo - Pacific

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Scribbled Filefish

Name Scibbled, Scrawled Filefish

Scientific Name Aluterus scriptus

Min Aquaria Volume 1000L

Max Size 110cm  43.3''

Aquarium Compatibility Reef Safe- With Caution

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Moderate

Origin Indo - Pacific

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Tasseled Filefish

Name Tasseled, Tassle, Leafy Filefish

Scientific Name Chaetodermis penicilligera

Min Aquaria Volume 400L

Max Size 31cm  12.2''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indo - Pacific

Notes Found in Seagrass and Seaweed beds.

 

Vagabond Filefish

Name Vagabond, Common Filefish

Scientific Name Cantherhines dumerilii

Min Aquaria Volume 700L

Max Size 38cm  14.9''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indo - Pacific

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Yellow Filefish

Name Yellow, Spectacled Filefish

Scientific Name Cantherhines fronticinctus

Min Aquaria Volume 500L

Max Size 25cm  9.8''

Aquarium Compatibility Fish Only

Temperament Peaceful 

Diet Omnivore

Care Easy

Origin Indo - Pacific

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