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Hi everyone,
Orange Spot Filefish are a beautiful fish that is getting a lot of recent attention in the trade. They are a saltwater fish we import from our facility in Vanuatu and they are known for feeding on coral polyps as well as other foods in the wild.
This fish is typically very difficult to keep but due to the handling and quality of the specimens we import from Vanuatu, they actively accept prepared foods and are now being shipped all over Europe from our facility. They have also been recently spawned and raised commercially on a very small scale.

We recently had a client refer to us as irresponsible for importing this fish due to it's poor reputation from other origins. We felt it was a great opportunity to bring light to what is a beautiful fish that many recently are finding to be quite hardy. We do agree that specimens imported from other sources will likely not survive and we have not ordered this fish from other sources previously.:)
 

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So Grant, are yours reef-safe and eating frozen foods or are these ones eating frozen but only suitable for fish-only tanks? They are very unique looking fish and very beautiful too.
 

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So Grant, are yours reef-safe and eating frozen foods or are these ones eating frozen but only suitable for fish-only tanks? They are very unique looking fish and very beautiful too.
Anthony,
The fact that they are eating prepared foods does not mean they will ignore corals unfortunately. Many hobbyists are keeping them in non SPS reef aquariums and several are having success in heavily stocked reefs and even sea horse displays. We ship this fish in quantity to some of the largest wholesalers in Europe. The nice thing to is how easy they are to sex.
 
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