Cantherhines pullus

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Facts
Latin name Cantherhines pullus
Local name Orangespotted filefish
Family Monacanthidae - Cantherhines
Origin The Mexican Golf, West Atlantic
Max length 20 cm (7,9")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 800 cm (211 gal)
Hardiness Average
Suitable for aquarium Suitable with care
Reef safe Unknown
Aggressiveness Unknown
Feed
Recommended Microalgea (Eg. spirulina)
Macroalgea (Eg. seaweed / nori)
Mostly Zooplankton (Cyclops, pods...)
Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
Sponges
Maybee Larger crustaceans (Shrimp, crabs...)
Soft coral
Large polyp stone coral (LPS)
Beware of
Can be a threat towards crustaceans etc.

This species will eat shrimps, crabs, small bivalves, snails and the like.

Insufficient information

There is little available knowledge of this species, so there can be important information missing on this page.

Descriptions and further reading
Family description (Monacanthidae)

Filefish (Monacanthidae) have a very characteristic appearance, but whether one likes them or not is a matter of taste. 

Some species are suitable for aquaria, although they will occasionally eat a coral or invertebrate. They are therefore not so well suited to coral tanks.
They are often used to fight glass anemones (Aiptasia) and Majano anemones. Pervagor nigrolineatus is especially good at this.

They need peace and quiet from both the aquarist and other fish, when adjusting to the tank life.

Be careful when catching them, as they easily becomes caught in the net.

References and further reading

About references

Dave Wolfenden. 2013. Filefish: A bit of rough! - Practical Fishkeeping - (English)
Scott W. Michael. Can You Add Filefish to a Reef Tank? - Fish Channel - (English)
Bob Fenner. Filefishes, Family Monacanthidae, Part I, Part II, Part III - Wet Web Media - (English)
Scott W. Michael. Those Fabulous Filefish - Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine - (English)