Tassled Filefish (Chaetodermis penicilligerus)
Max Size: 1 foot
Reef Compatible: No
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
The Tassle Filefish, also known as the Leafy Filefish or Prickly Leatherjacket Filefish, displays excellent camouflage with its light body adorned with dark horizontal stripes. To provide a suitable environment, a 180-gallon or larger aquarium with weedy areas, rocks, and at least one shelter is recommended. This peaceful fish generally coexists well with other tank mates, except for members of its own family or related species.
When it comes to its diet, the Tassle Filefish prefers meaty foods such as chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, as well as frozen algae and vitamin-enriched foods. To ensure its well-being, it should be fed at least three times per day.