Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!
PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.
LiveAquaria® is proud to offer hobbyists the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish as part of our increasing selection of captive bred, sustainably raised and cultured aquatic life to stock your aquarium. Captive-bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish have a unique advantage over wild-harvested species. They are hardier and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, they make a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.
The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is a fascinating and functional fish that provides a fantastic aquarium maintenance service. As its common name implies, Acreichthys tomentosus has an appetite for nuisance Aiptasia or glass anemones. The Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish boasts ornate mottled markings that allow it to blend seamlessly in its natural habitat among the shallow seagrass beds. The Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is also able to effortlessly change color and patterning to camouflage or conceal itself from predators. In the wild Radial Filefish are distributed across the Indo-West Pacific Ocean from East Africa to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, and south to Australia.
The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish should be housed in a well-established 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock, live sand, and plenty of hiding places. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is a cautious and shy fish that rarely demonstrates aggression towards other fish except those of its own genus. Be sure to house the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish with fish of similar peaceful temperament and avoid keeping with more aggressive fish. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish can be successfully kept in a reef aquarium with caution knowing that it may occasionally nip at soft and stony corals. The males are easily distinguished from females as male Aiptasia Eating Filefish demonstrate a cluster of bushy bristles/spines at the base of the peduncle.
The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish is not a specialized feeder, meaning its diet is not exclusive to Aiptasia Glass Anemones. In fact, some Aiptasia Eating Filefish may take some time before it develops a taste for Aiptasia. The diet of the Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish should consist of a variety of meaty foods and vegetable matter including shaved shrimp, squid, scallop, mysis shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked in a vitamin supplement, and frozen marine algae. The Biota Captive-Bred Aiptasia Eating Filefish should be fed small quantities of food several times per day.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2"-3-1/2"