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Green File Fish

    Acreichthys Filefish should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of room to swim.

    Filefish are slow swimmers, an aquarium with low water flow is required.

    Plenty of rock work with caves, cracks and crevices should be provided for grazing and hiding.

    Filefish are not reef safe and may pick at benthic invertebrates, stony corals, soft corals and has been known to consume aiptasia.

    Although Filefish primarily feed on a diet of meaty based foods fed twice daily the addition of algae based foods should be provided.

    Filefish are generally shy and should only be housed with other peaceful fish.

    If threatened Filefish are capable of grinding their front teeth together creating a low growling sound.

    Aiptasia Eating Filefish can grow to almost 5".


    We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.


    Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Moderate

Behavior: Social

Diet: Herbivore, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: Medium

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