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Set adrift with a pair of Harlequin filefish

By Leonard Ho - Posted Feb 27, 2015 08:10 AM
There's no debating it: Harlequin filefish are amazing fish. And there's just something magical about following an inseparable mated pair cruise the Maldives together. I could do a whole lot worse than become a harlequin filefish in my next life.


Some super cool facts about Harlequin Filefish:

As you can see above, these guys are also darlings of the research community.

Note: While gorgeous and all-around awesome, Oxymonacanthus longirostris require special care and should be left for advanced fishkeepers.  They have been weaned onto prepared foods in captivity, but the acclimation process is not for the novice.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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