Jade Filefish


The Jade Filefish is also known as the Hairfinned Leatherjacket. The body is a mottled green, brown, and tan coloration.

It is a shy fish, and rarely aggressive towards other fish except those of its own genus. It is best suited for aquariums 30 gallons or larger that do not contain invertebrates.

The Jade Filefish may be difficult to feed initially; it may be beneficial to embed shrimp into coral, and allow the fish to feed off of the coral. The diet should include shaved shrimp, squid, scallop, mysis shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked in a vitamin supplement, and frozen marine algae. The Jade Filefish should be fed no fewer than three times a day.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 4½"
Color Form: Green, Tan
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Eastern Asia
Family: Monacanthidae

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