Tasseled filefish

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

  1. FAMILY - Balistidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetoderma Pencilligera

    COMMON NAME - Tasseled Filefish (Leafy Filefish)

    SIZE - 12.2" (31 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, scallops, fish, frozen marine preparations for herbivores, omnivores. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will feed on a wide range of invertebrates, can be kept with the stinging carper anemone.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep with docile tankmates, rocky, weedy environment a plus. Provide adequate shelter sites, usually not aggressive to fish tankmates, aggressive to its own and related fish. Do not keep with puffers, or triggerfish, fish that may nip off its skin flaps.

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