Monacanthus chinensisis commonly referred to as Centreboard Leatherjacket , Fan-bellied Filefish, Fan-bellied Leatherjacket. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
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Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
Inhabits estuaries and on coastal and offshore reefs; also on weed bottoms and on trawling grounds. Found on muddy or silty substrates. Is an omnivore which feeds mainly on seagrass, algae, gammarid amphipods and caridean shrimps as well as on bryozoans, hydroids, ascidians, copepods, caprellid amphipods and tanaidaceans