Fish Guide

Red-tailed Filefish   (Pervagor melanocephalus)
Family: Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 67 to 131 ft.   Size: 6 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Invertebrates
Natural History: Adult red-tailed filefish are generally found in pairs on protected reef zones that are rich in invertebrate growth. This species is secretive.
Husbandry: Except with its own species, Red-tailed filefish are generally not aggressive. All filefish can bite and should be handled with caution.

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