Fish Facts: Orange Filefish – Aluterus Schoepfii

Orange Filefish – Aluterus schoepfii are found in the waters of the both the Eastern and Western Atlantic Ocean. Orange Filefish are usually found over seagrass, sand, or mud bottoms, however; Juveniles are associated with floating Sargassum weed.

As you can see they grow to be decent sized. They are generally considered a trash fish by fisherman but occasionally they find their way into the aquarium fish trade.