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Old 10-03-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Are file fish safe with any corals?

I recently purchased a file fish to eat up aptasia (spelling?). It did a great job of getting rid of these parasites; however, I am concerned that this fish may have eaten the tenticles off my trumpet coral and from my acan as well. I have not seen any tenticles extend at all from some of these corals for days. He has not hurt my zoas or mushrooms. Anyone with experience with these fish. I plan to put hin in the sump tonight.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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If your talking about the harlequin file fish, I'd return him. They feed on acropora polyps and pretty much any other coral.

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Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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Agreed they aren't considered reef safe.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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I have a matted leatherjacket filefish they are reef safe with caution he got rid of my aiptasia then went to work on my acans so I transferred them to another tank,he hasn't touched any other coral since but filefish should be fed at least three times a day.
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