Post up your success story involving filefish and success in your reef! Include if they were wild caught or captive-bred and what casualties you suffered.
Captive or wild?Got an aptasia eating filefish for the sole purpose of eradicating aptasia. He ate it all, then went on to eat only pellets and mysis, not touching coral. Then aptasia is came back and the bugger got so used to the easy life he wouldn't eat it anymore.
So I got a copperband. Guess what, it decided to only eat pellets and mysis too. Again, it didn't touch coral but must've seen how easy the filefish had it because he left aptasia alone and decided to stick with the fed stuff.
That sucks.I loved mine. Had a male for years. He wiped out my outbreak. Took him a month to start eating, after that a month to get the 180 under control.
He became my favorite fish. I lost him 3 months ago after about 2 years. He ate Nori sheets and every other food I fed, I think my flame tang started to bully him along with a few other fish. He suddenly disappeared.
I loved mine too. Bought him at Petco for$9. Made it through bad ich outbreak. He was my only fish for 6 months until I started to give him a few friends here and there.That sucks.