BIOTA Radial Filefish (Acreichthys radiatus)
The radial filefish is an interesting newer addition to the list of aquacultured ornamental marine fishes. Aside from having plenty of the typical filefish’s charming weirdness, the species bears attractive, blotchy striations that serve as camouflage when among soft corals (especially Xenia). While it is not universally regarded as reef safe, it could nevertheless look spectacular in a nominal FOWLR (fish only with live rock) that includes a patch of Xenia.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1-2″ (length)
- Max Size: 3″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: Silvery white base with dark brown to greenish brown radiating striations
- Reef-Safe: With extreme caution only
- Feeding: Carnivorous
Radial Filefish Species Information
This species inhabits shallow tropical reef waters of the Western Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia and Papua New Guinea. These filefish are not the well known Aiptasia eating filefish, and while similar in coloration will likely not eat aiptasia!
Benefits of Aquacultured Livestock
Aquacultured radial files offer a huge advantage over wild-caught stock. For example, when cultured and grown out in captivity, they adjust more easily to aquarium life. Better yet, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. Best of all, by purchasing aquacultured or captive bred fish like the radial filefish (and all other fish and invertebrates on our website!) you support the aquaculture of marine organisms to help make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every radial file we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we’ll either replace it free of charge (including shipping) or issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.