Tassle Filefish

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Tassle Filefish

This fish is known as Tassle Filefish, Prickly Leatherjacket and the correct latin name is Chaetodermis penicilligera. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Filefish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species can be kept by beginners thanks to peaceful temperament and low demands.

Tassle Filefish can grow up to 31 cm what is approximately 12 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3720cm2 of water surface which is approximately 576 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Tassle Filefish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

This fish likes to be in Caulerpa Algae, so you should plant some into your tank. It will spend most of the time in these algae. You also should make some caves in the tank. You can keep anemones in the tank, but coral can be considered as food if these fish are hungry or if you feed them the same food every day.

Tassle Filefish can change colour. It will have the same colour as the surround.

Ch. Peniciligera will eat most of the aquarium foods. It is an omnivore, so it should eat meaty food and green food too; such as spinach or salad. But you can give them dried algae too.

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