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Fantail Filefish, Pervagor spilosoma. Scott W. Michael
Orangespotted Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris. Scott W. Michael

Hardy & Commendable Species to Consider

A quick guide to the filefishes, including both the best and worst species choices as selected by expert hobbyists, marine biologists, and respected aquarium shop owners.

Best Filefishes

Species likely to thrive with proper care & feeding:

  • Fantail Filefish

Worst Filefishes

Species not likely to survive:

All Filefishes



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Reference: The 101 Best Saltwater Fishes
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Text credit: SWM