Fish Guide

Purple Tile Goby   (Hoplolatilus purpureus)
Family: Malacanthidae (Tilefishes)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 59 to 262 ft.   Size: 5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Purple Tile Goby is usually found in pairs on muddy, sandy, and rubble substrate areas of steep seaward reef slopes.
Husbandry: The Purple Tilefish is a great jumper so a good hood is required on their aquarium. It should only be housed with peaceful tankmates. Acclimation may require live food. This is a burrowing species and it requires a soft substrate. It is also timid and will retreat into its burrow at any hint of danger.

AKA: Purple Tilefish

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