Moontail Bullseye Soldierfish

(Priacanthus hamrur)

Soldierfish should be added to aquariums with plenty of rockwork, cracks, crevices and caves. Soldierfish grow quite quickly so careful consideration should be made before adding to aquariums. Soldierfish are nocturnal and prefer dimly lit aquariums. Some Soldierfish are capable of making loud clicking sounds. Although quite peaceful Soldierfish are not considered reef safe as they will consume anything small enough to fit in their mouth. Soldierfish are better kept in small groups as pairs may pick at each other. Provide a diet rich in meaty based foods multiple times daily. When first introduced to the aquarium Soldierfish may not readily eat. Try providing live enriched adult Brine, Glass/Grass Shrimp or Black Worms. Avoid using nets as Soldierfish have spines on their head and gills. They also have a large preopercular spine that can inflict a painful wound.

Moontail Bullseye Soldierfish are also sometimes known as Lunar Tailed Bigeye, or Google Eye. They are occasionally seen in the aquarium brade but not as commonly available as some other marine fish species. The Moontail Bullseye Soldierfish are a beautiful red color with big bold eyes. The Moontail Bullseye Soldierfish can grow up to 17 inches in length.

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 200 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

  • Care: CareEasyEasy CareModerateModerate
  • Behavior: BehaviorAgressiveAgressive
  • Diet: DietFlake FoodFlake Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietLive FoodLive Food
  • Habitat: HabitatPlantedPlanted
  • Light: LightHighHigh