Orange spotted filefish
|Orange spotted filefish|
(Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801)
The orange spotted filefish or harlequin filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris, is a filefish in the family Monacanthidae found on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific Oceans. The orangespotted filefish is a different species and refers to Cantherhines pullus.
In the aquarium
It is often offered for sale in the aquarium trade, but few specimens survive long in captivity. It is difficult to maintain in an aquarium unless it is provided with live corals. The fish must be kept in a species-specific tank, or a tank with very passive tankmates such as seahorses or pipefish.