Blue Jaw Tilefish - (Hoplolatilus starcki)

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Color Form: Blue, Yellow
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
  • Max. Size: 6"
  • Family: Malacanthidae
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
    The Blue Jaw Tilefish is also known as the Starck's Tilefish, Blueface Tilefish, Blue Tilefish, and Bluehead Tilefish. The head of this fish is blue, and the body a pale yellow.A hardy fish, it needs a tank of at least 50 gallons with at least 3 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape. It prefers to associate with members of its own species as tank mates and needs a lot of swimming room for its very active lifestyle.The Blue Jaw Tilefish has been known to spawn successfully in an aquarium.A diet providing a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysis or brine shrimp will give the Blue Jaw Tilefish the nutrition it needs when fed three times per day.

    Approximate Purchase Size: 4" to 6" 

    Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.