Pastel Tilefish

(Hoplolatilus fronticinctus)

Hoplolatilus Tilefish should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of stable rockwork. Provide caves, cracks and crevices, wide open swim areas and sandy areas to create burrows. Tilefish are good jumpers ensure a tight fitting lid. Tilefish are fast swimming, peaceful and hardy fish that make a beautiful addition to aquariums. They are timid and prefer dimmly lit aquariums. House Tilefish with other peaceful tank mates will ensure active daytime swimming. Some Tilefish have been known to quickly change coloration. Once acclimated they will readily accept most prepared meaty diets. A diet of live enriched adult Brine, Glass/Grass or Black Worms may need to be fed if fish are not accepting prepared foods during acclimation.

Pastel Tilefish are also sometimes known as Stocky Tilefish. Not often seen in the aquarium trade. Pastel Tilefish are often a pale olive to blue color and a blue to violet color stripe on its face. Pastel Tilefish can grow to slightlyly over 6".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 50 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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