Red Tail Filefish
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  • Red Tail Filefish

  • Pervagor janthinosoma

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  • Tank Size: 55 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 5"
    Coloration: Multicolor, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow, Red
    Diet: Omnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Africa, Tonga, Japan
    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: Blackbar Filefish
  • Description
  • The Red Tail Filefish is a very rare and unique filefish. Red Tail Filefish have a mostly multicolored body with strong blue and yellow hues.

    Red Tail Filefish reach a maximum adult size of around 5 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 55 gallons in size. Red Tail Filefish are peaceful fish and shouldn't bother other fish in your tank. Red Tail Filefish will take a liking to some inverts, so it is advised to not add a Red Tail Filefish to a reef tank.

    Red Tail Filefish should only be kept with other peaceful to semi-aggressive fish in fish only tanks. Large aggressive fish might attack the Red Tail Filefish which isn't too good at defending itself. Red Tail Filefish will thrive when kept in tanks with lots of live rock, macro algae and even marine plants in them. Red Tail Filefish will spend most of their day picking at small inverts off of the live rock and swimming between the plants.

    Red Tail Filefish are omnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty and green foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality frozen foods and high quality pellet and flake foods should keep your Red Tail Filefish healthy and happy. Sometimes you might need to add feeder shrimp to the tank to get a Red Tail Filefish eating in its new tank.

    If you have any questions about the Red Tail Filefish and if it's the right fish for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    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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