Eubalichthys mosaicus

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Facts
Latin name Eubalichthys mosaicus
Local name Mosaic leatherjacket
Family Monacanthidae - Eubalichthys
Origin Australia, New Zealand
Max length 60 cm (23,6")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 2500 cm (660 gal)
Hardiness Average
Suitable for aquarium Suitable with care
Reef safe Unknown
Aggressiveness Unknown
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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)