FS or FT Biota aiptasia filefish

nano427

Member
Hi. I just got this little guy today, a biota captive bred aiptasia eating file fish. About 1" long. Looks to be very healthy and eating already. Unfortunately it is my beautiful duncan colony that he's eating. I'm looking to get my $60 back or will trade for a couple nice frags. Located in Aliso Viejo 92656. Need gone asap, currently being kept in net in tank
 

Jamie1210

Active member
Suggestion: isolate the Duncan in a basket and keep the filefish a bit longer to do his job. Then pass it on.

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Smite

New member
Hi. I just got this little guy today, a biota captive bred aiptasia eating file fish. About 1" long. Looks to be very healthy and eating already. Unfortunately it is my beautiful duncan colony that he's eating. I'm looking to get my $60 back or will trade for a couple nice frags. Located in Aliso Viejo 92656. Need gone asap, currently being kept in net in tank

Do you have any acropora in your tank? I could use him but would like to know if hes going for small polyps as well.
 

nano427

Member
Thank you, he’s gone
[MENTION=321414]Smite[/MENTION], I do have some acros but he went straight for my duncan so I pulled him immediately. I can’t say how one would do with sps, but duncans are similiar enough to aiptasia that it makes sense he’d nip at it.
 

laverda

Active member
Do you have any acropora in your tank? I could use him but would like to know if hes going for small polyps as well.

I had a breading pair for a while in my 300 They took care of my aptasia pretty quickly. Then my green polyps disappeared. No big deal I didn't like them any way. Then My zoas ( some of which I waas able to move to my Qt )and finally my paly grandies. they never bothered my SPS or Dandros. Covid did them in do to me not even looking at my tank for almost a month. and another 2 weeks before I could really do even minimum maintenance.
Steve
 

Smite

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I had a breading pair for a while in my 300 They took care of my aptasia pretty quickly. Then my green polyps disappeared. No big deal I didn't like them any way. Then My zoas ( some of which I waas able to move to my Qt )and finally my paly grandies. they never bothered my SPS or Dandros. Covid did them in do to me not even looking at my tank for almost a month. and another 2 weeks before I could really do even minimum maintenance.
Steve
Good to hear Steve, I just added one 2 days ago. I've got some purple deaths on a rock I can't remove and I've been trying to kill them off with kalk paste so they don't disturb my sps. It'll be a welcome disappearance if it happens. Pretty cool fish, although I haven't seen it nibble on anything but frozen and flake so far. Time will tell I guess.

Sorry to hear about the covid. Glad to hear you're on the mend :thumbsup:
 

laverda

Active member
I seldom saw my file fish eating anything but fish food. They must have been, because pretty quickly they all disappeared. Never seen them eating my zoas for that matter. I did see one picking at my paly Grandies though. It is freaky how they can change the color and texture of their skin.
I am much better, but I still have a long way to normal. Thank you!
 

Smite

New member
I seldom saw my file fish eating anything but fish food. They must have been, because pretty quickly they all disappeared. Never seen them eating my zoas for that matter. I did see one picking at my paly Grandies though. It is freaky how they can change the color and texture of their skin.
I am much better, but I still have a long way to normal. Thank you!

Glad to hear it and I'm sure you'll get there with time.

This one paired with one other cleared the 200g (300g? not sure) at Tong's. So far its eating everything but nori, I have yet to see it eat aiptasia but fingers crossed. All coral are unaffected including the one small acan I have.

My daughter hasn't shown this much interest in my tank, ever. Once she realized it can camouflage itself she was blown away. I've got crazy flow and I'm impressed with how it can "hover" and make it look like there's none. Very interesting fish, I'm glad it's eating well and will be sticking around unless I notice sps issues.
 
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