Bristletail Filefish (Acreichthys tomentosus)

Common Name: Bristletail Filefish
Scientific Name: Acreichthys tomentosus
Reef-Safe: With Caution
Min. Tank Size: 30 gallons
Captive Care: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 11.5cm (4.5")
Range: Sri Lanka to New Caledonia, and eastern Australia to Ryukyu Islands
Depth: 0 - 15m (0 - 49ft)
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: Known in the hobby for its diet of aiptasia anemones. But be mindful that such diet may also includes soft and LPS corals as well. It is possible to train this fish to accept frozen and pellets, which is more beneficial in the long run for the fish when it runs out of aiptasia to eat.