Aiptasia Eating Filefish (Acreichthys tomentosus) Care
The Aiptasia Eating Filefish, Acreichthys tomentosus, is also known as the Bristletail Filefish and Matted Filefish. These fish come from the Indo-West Pacific region. The unusually-shaped body is a mottled pattern with green, tan, and brown coloring.
Filefish are omnivores and require a diet rich in both meaty and green foods, such as marine algae, mysis and brine shrimp, and krill. They should be fed multiple times a day.
They are slow moving and require an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with low water flow and non-aggressive tankmates.
They are considered reef-safe “with caution” because they are known to nip at both soft corals and small invertebrates. Despite being called Aiptasia Eating Filefish, they may or may not eat aiptasia in an aquarium.