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 April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish

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Keelo
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Favorite Fish:: Mollys, BN plec, and Thoracochromis brauschi

PostSubject: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 10:04 am




The Tassle Filefish also known as the leafy filefish or Leatherjacket Filefish named after the tiny tassle-like protuberances over its entire body. They are found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Adults like the shallower water living in depths no more than 30 meters. They are often found in lagoons or sea grass beds. They are omnivores and eat foods such as shrimp, squid, clams, other fish and marine algae. They are often found drifting head down against strands of seaweed in an effort to fool both predator and prey. The small mouth of the Tassle Filefish have incisor teeth, four on the inner jaw and six on the outer jaw Tassel filefish are not good swimmers, their small fins make the fish have a sluggish swimming movement. They spawn on bottom spots which are prepared and guarded by the male thought the female often helps. Tassle Filefish grow up to 12 inches so in an aquarium they will need at least 70 gallons minimum, though it is more suggested to keep them in 100 gallon tank. They are a peaceful fish and good with other tank mates that are not of the same species or related species. In the aquarium they need plenty of swimming space and live rock for hiding.
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KMX
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Location: Mansfield, TX
Favorite Fish:: African Cichlids of all kinds.

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 11:09 am

That is a COOOOOL fish!

Nice find keelo usafishbox

If I had one I would name it Edward Sisor hands. Looks cool and freaky

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Keelo
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Favorite Fish:: Mollys, BN plec, and Thoracochromis brauschi

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 8:28 pm

Edward scissor hands would be an amazing name lol!
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whisper
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Posts: 1997
Location: Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish:: Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 8:45 pm

Boy, Mother natures a trip isn't she.
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-3de-
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Location: Reno, Nv.
Favorite Fish:: Discus..

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 8:53 pm

Very cool!!
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Ben
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Favorite Fish:: Venustus and Catfish

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 9:32 pm

Interesting fish.

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CajunGator
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Favorite Fish:: Cichlids, WC Syn Petricola, Shellies, Festae, Mbu Puffers, Koi Angels, ABN, Piranha, Mermaids

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 10:13 pm

awesome fish! super fish of the Month!
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ornate12
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Location: New Iberia,Louisiana
Favorite Fish:: Ornate Bichirs, Synodontis Angelicus, Filamentosus barb,
Aristochromis Christyi, Ptychochromis Grandidieri and all other Madagascar cichlids.

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   3/31/2011, 10:26 pm

Strange looking, very cool!!
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jessecichlidguy
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Location: menifee Ca
Favorite Fish:: cichlids cichlids cichlids

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   4/1/2011, 8:34 am

nice find keelo great job on the fish of the month
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hello2196
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PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   4/1/2011, 10:07 am

Great fish! makes me want to go SW
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sUMcRAZYfISH
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Location: SO.CAL
Favorite Fish:: AFRICAN CICHLIDS

PostSubject: Re: April fish of the month/ Tassle Filefish   4/3/2011, 4:31 pm

NICE FISH!!! Looks like it could kill me if i touch it
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