Tucked in for the night

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by treylane, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Was just checking on the tank with the lights out and did a doubletake at the filefish's preferred hideout. :)

  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Looks to be the perfect size for the filefish :lol:
  3. guihan

    guihan Guest

    Sounds like the same thing I did when I added some chromis to my tank. It took less then an hour for a bunch them to sleep/hide in the coral. Here's a shot about 15min. after the MH turned on.

  4. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

  5. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    sooo cuuuute!

    I guess hanging on to a coral with his teeth so he doesn't float away has to suffice since I don't have anything branchy (or large) enough to hide in... and he's still hangin on as I type this. :)
  6. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    That's so cool.
  7. guihan

    guihan Guest

    Wow. I didn't realize he was hanging on with his teeth. Too cool!
  8. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Just a question -isn't that a Toby (Canthigaster valentini?), not a filefish?
  9. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    See the extra set of dorsal fins? ;)
  10. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Hm, guess I am mistaken :)
  11. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Cool, I had to look twice to see that it is holidng on by it's teeth.
  12. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Easy guide to telling the diff:

    Filefish has triggerfish-style fins along the back/bottom, in long rows. Puffer has little paddle-style fins instead.

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