ORA Aptasia Eating Filefish - ownership experience?

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I’m really interested in purchasing an ORA captive bred aptasia eating filefish to help control and because they’re pretty neat. I’m wondering if the captive bred ones are more or less likely to snack or corals or go for aptasia, as the threads I have found have been wild caught specimens.
 
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I’m really interested in purchasing an ORA captive bred aptasia eating filefish to help control and because they’re pretty neat. I’m wondering if the captive bred ones are more or less likely to snack or corals or go for aptasia, as the threads I have found have been wild caught specimens.

They'll eat aiptasia like champs. Then they'll go after corals, just like the wild-caught ones. The main difference is that the captive-bred fishes recognize aiptasia as food immediately and will consume it pretty much immediately. Mine ate all the aiptasia in the tank and then picked at enough corals to kill about a dozen frags before I realized who the culprit was. It was the first fish I ever took back to the LFS.
 

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I had mine for a few years. Never saw it nip SPS or LPS myself. I don't keep zoas so I don't know about those.
 
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