Filefish I'd please

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  1. Nella

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    IMG-20160328-WA0010.jpg sorry for the bad pics. any idea of the specie? reef safe?
     
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    Honeycomb filefish - Cantherhinus pardalis. I guess you collected it yourself?
     
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    no.... it's for sale at a lfs and I'm interested but couldn't find out what species it is. Thanks a lot.
     
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    seems like it yes.... not much information on it on the web:confused1:
    will I be able to care for it at least in a reef tank?
     
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    Not reef safe
     
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    thanks.... I will rather leave it then
     
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    Hi sorry to chip in those file also grow faster than the other
     
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    these ones only grow in the wild to about 22cm apparently but in aquarium to 15cm... I can't really find to much info on them.... still a cool fish
     
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