Redtail Filefish or Blackheaded Filefish



The Redtail Filefish or Blackheaded Filefish (Pervagor Melanocephalus) have a bright orange-red back end. This orange-red color may be isolated on the tail only (the more common Green Variant) or cover most of the body (Flame Variant). A Redtail Filefish makes a captivating addition to a tank.

Redtail Filefish or Blackheaded Filefish are compatible with most fish of a similar temperament, but not Reef Safe and will pick at corals, polyps, and other invertebrates. A fish-only community aquarium is best. As a diet most will accept meaty foods like plankton, clams, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and similar items. Redtail Filefish or Blackheaded Filefish have small mouths designed for picking food items from small crevices. It also needs lot of hiding place in the aquarium, so that it can hide when frightened.

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions N/A


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like… Protected by SiteLockVisa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Credit Cards Accepted.  PayPal Is The Payment Processor for

7 Day Return & Replacement Policy  Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Home  |  Saltwater Aquarium Fish  |  Freshwater Aquarium Fish  |  Invertebrates  |  Aquarium Supplies  |  In-Home Aquarium Maintenance  |  Contact Us

© 2024 Pete's Aquariums & Fish - All Rights Reserved. Designed by DiamondTech Website Design  |  Powered by DiamondTech Domain Web Hosting