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Orange Spotted Filefish
Oxymonacanthus longirostris
Orange Spotted Filefish
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Size: 3-3.5 inches
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Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Acropora, enriched brine shrimp
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon
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The Orange Spotted Filefish is commonly referred to as the Harlequin Filefish, Longnose filefish, Beaked Leatherjacket. With its beautiful color and unique design, it makes a gorgeous addition to any tank and captivates the onlookers. It is found to feed on live corals, thereby it might not be considered safe for a reef tank. The Orange Spotted Filefish requires moderate care and that is why it is only recommended for an advanced aquarist. It is a shy fish and hardly turns aggressive towards other fishes except for those of its own genus. It is best to keep the Orange Spotted Filefish in a tank of 30 gallons or more along with plenty of swimming space. The Orange Spot Filefish will acclimate better in a large reef aquarium with a large growth of stony corals. It also needs lot of hiding place in the aquarium, so that it can hide when frightened. The Orange Spotted Filefish thrives well in a temperature range of 73-84 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.2-8.4. The Orange Spotted Filefish might turn aggressive towards other filefish and should be kept singly or with a truly mated pair. It is best to keep it in a peaceful, fish-only community aquarium. The Orange Spotted Filefish should be especially fed with vitamin enriched foods marine flakes and pellets that help in maintaining the color of the body.
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This interesting little fish grows to a maximum length of 4.7 inches.This little fish should be kept in a peaceful community tank. It is generally docile and can be kept in groups in larger aquariums.This fish is an obligate coral feeder particularly Acropora polyps. It can be convinced to take enriched brine shrimp and should be fed several times per day.Provide branching coral (live or dead or false) for it to hide in at night and when it feels threatened.
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