Pre-Order Captive Bred Aitpasia Eating Filefish

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We are placing an order with ORA for their new Aiptasia Eating Filefish. We will be selling them for $25 as an introductory price, any reserved fish will need to be picked up this weekend. Also, these fish will not go through our normal 2 month quarantine but we will put a few through quarantine for customers that want to wait. The quarantined price will likely be around $35.

If you want to reserve a fish please post your name in this thread with the number requested. We will also be ordering other ORA fish for anyone that's interested. I'll post a list with prices later today. We'll be placing the order with ORA sometime tomorrow.

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Besides aiptasia what else do they eat? My tank is a high flow sps tank with several tangs. Any issues you can foresee with my setup and this type of fish?
 

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Besides aiptasia what else do they eat? My tank is a high flow sps tank with several tangs. Any issues you can foresee with my setup and this type of fish?
From ORA's website:
Most Aiptasia-Eating Filefish readily consume nuisance Aiptasia, making them a fascinating and beneficial addition to the home aquarium. Fortunately, they are not specialized feeders and Aiptasia anemones are not their sole food source. They will eagerly consume just about any common aquarium fish food. It may take a few days or weeks before they start eating Aiptasia and in rare cases a particular individual may not have a taste for them at all. Some hobbyists report that they will even eat Bristleworms, a behavior we have not yet witnessed.

Here at ORA, we have long kept the Aiptasia-Eating Filefish in our coral greenhouse to control nuisance Aiptasia anemones. While this is a tremendous benefit, they are not always reef safe and it is not uncommon for them to nip a both hard and soft corals. For this reason, some hobbyists will keep these fish in a refugium and offer them Aiptasia covered rocks separate from their main display.
 

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