Be the first to bring home the Captive-Bred Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish, another exciting addition to the list of Captive-Bred fish. Having grown in popularity over the past several years, this little fish is big on personality, intelligence, and charm. Reaching a maximum length of only 3", they have a unique swimming style, and even learn to recognize people when they walk by, and beg for food! Incredibly unique and entertaining, the Captive-Bred Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish provides endless delight to the eco-conscious aquarist.
Found in waters around Japan and south to Taiwan, the Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish typically resides in temperate areas surrounded by macroalgeaes and sea grass beds. They have the ability to adjust their coloration and patterns depending on their surroundings. These little fish produce rather large nests, but the eggs and larvae are extremely small. Newly hatched prolarvae measure just 1.6mm. Despite their small size, Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish are hardy and fast growing. The broodstock for these fishes are maintained in tropical water temperatures and the offspring are reared at 74-80 degrees, so they are fully adjusted to the parameters of most home aquaria.
The Captive-Bred Filefish has a unique advantage over wild-harvested species. Captive-Bred Filefish are very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, it makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.
Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish readily accept a variety of foods, including frozen and pelleted diets. By maintaining a small group of them in a tank with hard and soft corals and not observing any nipping, suggesting the fishes may be reef safe.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1.5"