Re:Aiptasia Eating Filefish (acreichthys tomentosus)


Thanks for your prompt reply Pete. I guess it would of helped to mention I have 2 cleaner shrimp in my tank. They’re rather large now. Think the cleaners would snack on the peppermints? While waiting on a reply here, I found a thread on one reef site that made the same warning you have. Only the one File fish species can be counted on to eat Aiptasia and best not to keep them as a permanent resident. Hmmm…maybe PIXAR should make a movie about a File fish? If they move from one home to another it could be a great little story! LOL!! I also found another thread that said Aiptasia can’t harm anything in a fish only tank and naturally limited to populate. Aiptasia’s are filter feeders, so how would they survive in a Seahorse only tank? If the tank had Pipe fish, I could see that happening but wouldn’t the population (if any) be kept in check because the keeper has more control over the food and the turnover on the tank? 🙂

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