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Fantail Filefish

posted: 05/15/12
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Fantail Filefish
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The Fantail Filefish, also known as the Hawaiian Filefish, Fantail Orange Filefish, or Fantail Orange Filefish Hawaii, is brown and silver with an orange, black, and yellow tail fin.

It is rarely aggressive toward other fish except those of its own genus, and is best suited for a 50 gallon or larger aquarium that does not have invertebrates.

The diet should include a variety of shaved shrimp, squid, scallop, mysid shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked in a vitamin supplement, and frozen marine algae. It should be fed no fewer than three times per day.

Like other filefish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Anthias, Basslets, Batfish, Blennies, Boxfish, Butterflies, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Gobies, Grunts & Sweetlips, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Puffers, Squirrelfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Fantail Filefish (Pervagor spilosoma)

Family: Balistidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 5 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 50 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

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