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Rhinoceros Filefish - Pseudalutarius nasicornis

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The Rhinoceros Filefish (Pseudalutarius nasicornis) is a long, slender filefish. It has a white body with two orange-brown horizontal stripes and a black tail.

Filefish are related to the "Triggerfish" common to the aquarium trade but are generally much more docile and peaceful in nature. Although they are compatible with most fish of a similar temperament, they are generally not Reef Safe and will pick at corals, polyps, crabs and other invertebrates. They are best kept in a peaceful, fish-only community aquarium.

Some filefish may be tricky to acclimate to an aquarium diet. Most will accept meaty foods like plankton, clams, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and similar items. Filefish have small mouths designed for picking food items from small crevices and they cannot eat large items. They may still pick at or attempt to eat crustaceans like shrimp however and may pick at or eat some corals and polyps.
Common NameRhinoceros Filefish
Scientific NamePseudalutarius nasicornis
Reef SafeNo
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)7.5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)75
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico

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