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Harlequin (Orangespotted) Filefish


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Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival on all of our stock. Restricted Guarantee - However for this species we cannot offer a guarantee beyond arrival for one or more reasons outlined below. Some species do not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition. Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival: If your pet fish does not arrive alive we will gladly give you livestock credit for the purchase price of the item(s) lost. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty: Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_SLT_FLF_HOS_034337
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Weight:
0.01 Ounces
Width:
1.50 (in)
Height:
1.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
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Calculated at Checkout
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Pet Harlequin Filefish For Sale

Harlequin filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris, are an exquisite species of saltwater reef fish who’s captive success has eluded many advanced aquarist since their primary food source in nature is corals. The Harlequin (Orangespotted) Filefish is one of the most beautiful Filefish species, however it is also one of the most difficult to keep considering it's dietary requirements, and is recommended for experts only. Being a corallivorous reef fish, The Harlequin Filefish feeds almost exclusively on Acropora millepora and die off when the coral disappears from the reef. Even when other coral species are abundant, the loss of Acropora millepora is devastating to the Harlequin Filefish.

Scientific Name: Oxymonacanthus longirostris

Common Name: Harlequin Filefish, Orangespotted Filefish, Longnose Filefish, Beaked Leatherjacket

Size: 1.0-2.0 inches

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Habitat: Orangespotted Filefish (Harlequin Filefish) are commonly found in pairs and small groups among lagoons and tropical coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific. Harlequin Filefish appreciate an established aquarium with stable water conditions as well as high quality, biological and mechanical filtration (including a protein skimmer).

Diet: Harlequin (Orangespotted) Filefish were initially believed to be obligatory corallivores (a strict diet of only coral) and was previously known to only consume Acropora and Montipora coral species; although several aquarium hobbyists have observed them consuming hair algae, frozen brine shrimp and frozen mysis shrimp (both vitamin-enriched). Harlequin Filefish may also eventually accept other prepared foods for omnivores, such as quality flakes and pellets. Once completely weaned from SPS corals, feed the Harlequin Filefish multiple small meals a day.

Temperament: Peaceful. Harlequin Filefish will coexist peacefully with many other tank mates, but should not be housed with aggressive fish that may harass them (especially while acclimating to their new environment and being weaned off an exclusive diet of SPS coral polyps). A pair of Harlequin Filefish would form a monogamous bond which lasts as long as they are both alive. 

Difficulty Rating: Difficult / Expert

Captive Requirements: Orangespotted Filefish / Harlequin Filefish require an aquarium of at least 30 gallons and should be provided with a sand to crushed-coral substrate in addition to plenty of live rock for refuge. Orangespotted Filefish are ideal for a "nano" environment as well as a larger system and have been reported to thrive in large SPS reef tanks without noticeable damage.

Additional Information: While we know Harlequin (Orangespotted) filefish to exhibit a strong dietary preference for Acropora millepora, researchers studying reefs after coral bleaching events discovered that Oxymonacanthus longirostris has an extreme preference for their favorite coral almost to the point of monophagy (only tolerant of one type of food). However, these filefish can be weaned (sometimes easily) unto prepared aquarium pet fish foods such as mysis, brine shrimp, gel-based foods, et al. 

Water Requirements: 72-80° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

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Warranty:
Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival on all of our stock. Restricted Guarantee - However for this species we cannot offer a guarantee beyond arrival for one or more reasons outlined below. Some species do not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition. Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival: If your pet fish does not arrive alive we will gladly give you livestock credit for the purchase price of the item(s) lost. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty: Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_SLT_FLF_HOS_034337
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.01 Ounces
Width:
1.50 (in)
Height:
1.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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