Blackheaded filefish

Species information for the Blackheaded filefish, in the Filefish category.

  1. FAMILY - Balistidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pervagor Melanocephalus

    COMMON NAME - Blackheaded Filefish

    SIZE - 3.9" (10 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. ( 76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Live brine shrimp soaked in a marine vitamin supplement, initially smashing shrimp or squid flesh into the crevices of coral skeleton or live rock may help entice a feeding response, once feeding provide a varied diet of marine animal flesh, frozen preparations for herbivores, mysid shrimp, freeze dried drill soaked in vitamin supplement, algae, vegetable matter. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Demanding species to feed, keep only one or a proven pair, keep with peaceful non competitive food tankmates, may show aggression to closely related species, provide ample shelter, hiding places.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 4, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 12, 2009