Bristletail Aiptasia Eating Filefish (Acreichthys tomentosus)
Common Name: Bristletail Filefish
Scientific Name: Acreichthys tomentosus
Reef-Safe: With caution
Min. Tank Size: 30 gallons
Captive Care: Intermediate
Max. Size: 11.5cm (4.5")
Range: Sri Lanka to New Caledonia, and eastern Australia to Ryukyu Islands.
Depth: 0 - 15m (0 - 49ft)
Remarks: Known in the hobby for its diet of aiptasia anemones. But know that such diet 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.