Colored Filefish
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  • Colored Filefish

  • Pervagor melanocephalus

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small - $65
    Small / Medium - $70
    Medium - $75
    Medium / Large - $85
    No Size Set - $98
    Large - $112
    Extra Large - $150
  • Tank Size: 29 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 4"
    Coloration: Red, Black, Orange
    Diet: Omnivore
    Regions Found: Hawaii, Fiji
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Blackheaded Filefish, Colored File, Flame Filefish, Flame File
  • Description
  • The Colored Filefish is a stunning and super colorful filefish. Colored Filefish have a mostly bright red body with a darker head. Some Colored Filefish have a stronger orange coloration as well.

    Colored Filefish reach a maximum adult size of around 4 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 29 gallons. Colored Filefish are peaceful fish that shouldn't bother other non-filefish in your tank. Colored Filefish have been known to nip at hard and soft corals as well as smaller inverts. This makes them a bad choice to add to reef aquariums.

    Colored Files should be kept in tanks with lots of live rock and even marine plants in them. Colored Filefish will spend most of their days going through the live rock and plants looking for small inverts to eat between feedings.

    Colored Filefish are omnivores and require a diet that is rich in both meaty and green foods. Colored Filefish do best when fed small pieces of fresh seafood like shrimp, scallops and shrimp. Prepared foods like mysis and brine shrimp can also be offered to your Colored Filefish. Some Colored Filefish will also accept high quality flake and frozen foods. Colored Filefish do best when fed small meals throughout the day instead of one large meal.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Colored Filefish and if it's the right fish for your tank.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2", Medium: Over 2-2.5", Medium / Large: Over 2.5-3", Large: Over 3-3.5", Extra Large: Over 3.5-4", Extra Extra Large: Over 4-4.5", Show Size: Over 4.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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