Honeycomb Filefish - Cantherhines pardalis

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SKU: 213610
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: L91 0007 1091

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The Honeycomb Filefish (Cantherhines pardalis) gets its name from one of its three colorations with a grey body and an orange-brown honeycomb-like pattern. They can also be mottled grey and brown or solid dark brown. All three forms usually have a white spot at the top of the tail base.

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.


L91 0007 1091
That Fish Place
Common NameHoneycomb Filefish
Scientific NameCantherhines pardalis
Reef SafeNo
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)10
Min Tank Size (in gallons)150
Originwestern Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
Internal Id

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


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