View Full Version : Matted Filefish for use

05-16-2014, 03:36 AM
Hello is anyone interested in a matted filefish? I have one that I have had for over 2 years and he has completely rid the tank of Aiptasia very well a long time ago. It has been a very long time since I have seen any Aiptasia. I would love to keep him but I put in 12 new snails and he is attacking them! He has never attacked any of the other snails or crabs ever, the only thing I can think of is the are a lot smaller and he is trying to see if he can get them.

I would like to give him away to someone who has an aiptasia problem as he is great at cleaning them out but with the caveat that if down the road I get a aiptasia problem again I can share/borrow him?

Currently he leaves the corals alone and eats a pellet diet.

Anyone interested in an arrangement?


05-16-2014, 05:59 AM
you do know, that as soon as he is gone the aiptasia will return? :wink:

05-16-2014, 03:17 PM
you do know, that as soon as he is gone the aiptasia will return? :wink:

Yeah I have heard that and others saying it didnt happen for them as the tank as been clean for a long time. If I notice something I will either borrow him back :mrgreen: or get a peppermint or nudibranch.

05-16-2014, 03:20 PM
keep him and get bigger snails :cry:

05-17-2014, 02:25 AM
Netting and catching a fish is very stressful on it. Moving one back and forth between tanks would be harsh on the fish.