The Good Fish / Bad Fish Tool
for Saltwater Aquariums,
Award-winning tool for creating ocean-friendly aquariums.

Bristletail Filefish

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Acreichthys tomentosus

Other Name(s) Matted Leatherjacket, Tomentosus Filefish, Aiptasia Eating Filefish

Care Level

Family

Bristletail Filefish

GOOD Fish
Bristletail-Filefish-1

Mottled green, brown, tan or white. To 4 inches. Available directly from Biota, the company that aquacultures them.