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Purple Tilefish Goby - Hoplolatilus purpureus

Purple Tilefish Goby - Hoplolatilus purpureus
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Aquarium suitability:
Care level:
Expert Only!!!
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Minimum tank size:
55 Gallon
Maximum size:
5.1 inches
Reef compatibility:
Carnivore, Meaty, Flake, Pellet
Western Pacific
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The Purple Tilefish Goby has an attractive solid lilac-purple body color with darker crimson-red markings highlighting a v-shape on the tail. The Purple Tilefish Goby may jump out of the tank so keep them in covered tank. They need places to burrow and prefer presence of substrate. The Purple Tilefish are often found in pairs. As a mid water fish, the Purple Tilefish Goby needs a medium to large sized tank with plenty of swimming space.

The Purple Tilefish Gob are not bold fish. In fact, they are anything but bold. At the first sign of danger the Purple Tilefish Goby will drop to the seafloor alongside the entrance to their den. If the danger does not dissipate, the Purple Tilefish Goby will disappear into the den quicker than a diver can blink his eyes. Only after the perceived threat has vacated the immediate area will this fish once again extend themselves outside of their burrow to survey the situation.

Minimum Tank Size Suggested: The Purple Tilefish Goby requires a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of swimming room, and at least 3 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing. It may be aggressive towards members of its own species but is peaceful with other fish.

Water provided should be high quality with temperature varying between 72 and 78 degree Fahrenheit; salinity from 1.020 to 1.025; and pH ranging between 8.1 and 8.4. is idle for the Purple Tilefish goby when kept in aquarium.

General Size Specifications: The Purple Tilefish has been known to spawn successfully while in an aquarium. These grows upto 6 inches. The small size will come to you generally 2 to 3 inches; the medium generally 4 to 5 inches; the large generally 6 to 7 inches. The Purple Tilefish Goby is a medium maintenance fish. The Purple Tilefish Goby may act peacefully toward other fish.

Habitat: The Purple Tilefish Goby do not stretch into Atlantic waters and are completely confined to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The majority of these fishes is found in the Phillipines and Indonesia .

Feeding and Diet: The Purple Tilefish Goby are planktivores that feed several feet above the sea floor. They spend any time not used in their search for rubble to hunt for food. This is done by hovering from 3 - 10' above their burrow facing directly into the current, and the water's flow brings prey items to the Tilefish.

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