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extendedmango
08/17/2017, 04:08 PM
Could I house one of these in a IM Fusion Nuvo 20? It seems everyone keeps these in huge tanks, but is having one in a nano possible?


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cougareyes
08/17/2017, 11:32 PM
The pygmy only gets about 3" and is perfect for a nano tank; I looked into a pair when I was keeping nanos. Didn't get them but was looking at the ones captive bred by ORA. There is also a larger white spotted filefish, Cantherhines macrocerus; which may be what you are thinking of that is kept in larger tanks.

extendedmango
08/17/2017, 11:51 PM
The pygmy only gets about 3" and is perfect for a nano tank; I looked into a pair when I was keeping nanos. Didn't get them but was looking at the ones captive bred by ORA. There is also a larger white spotted filefish, Cantherhines macrocerus; which may be what you are thinking of that is kept in larger tanks.



Ah that may be it. Did you ever see any for sale?


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cougareyes
08/17/2017, 11:56 PM
Yeah on Divers Den. If you have a lfs that does business with ORA you could get them to order them for you, they really are neat as a pair.

extendedmango
08/18/2017, 12:00 AM
Yeah on Divers Den. If you have a lfs that does business with ORA you could get them to order them for you, they really are neat as a pair.


I'm not sure I have space, I'm planning to have a shrimp goby and possum wrasse with the filefish. I think my LFS works with ORA so I'll ask him for one.

Thanks for the help!


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