Leaf Fish

Latin name: (Taenianotus triacanthus)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color(s)

Blue, Red, Tan, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

4"

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Family

This Leaf Fish should be kept in an aquarium of no less than 30 gallons in size, and the inclusion of live rock is strongly recommended. Live rock provides an ideal place for the Leaf Fish to hide and perch while searching for food. Additionally, tank mates should be chosen carefully, as only passive fish should be considered. It is important to note that the Leaf Fish has poison glands attached to its dorsal, anal, and pelvic spines, so caution should be taken when introducing other fish into the tank. With the appropriate care, this species can make a wonderful addition to any aquarium.

When introducing Leaf Fish into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to help entice the fish to eat. This species is an obligate carnivore and the majority of their diet should consist of live foods such as feeder fish or small shrimp. It is important to provide a varied diet to keep the fish healthy and encourage growth. Additionally, regular water changes will help maintain optimal water quality and provide the best environment for the fish.

Approximate Purchase Size:

Gill's Fish
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