Saddled filefish

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

  1. FAMILY - Balistidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paraluteres Prionurus

    COMMON NAME - Saddled Filefish (Mimic Filefish)

    SIZE - 3.9" (10 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, frozen marine fare with marine algae and vitamin enriched food stuff, omnivores fare. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not suited for a reef tank, can be kept with stinging sea anemones.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep with more docile tankmates, predators tend to avoid this fish, can be kept in proven pairs, males will fight. If housed with its model toby will be picked on by (saddled toby - Canthigaster Valentini).

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