Blue Jaw Tilefish (Hoplolatilus starcki)
Family: Malacanthidae (Tilefishes)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 66 to 344 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 70+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Copepods, tunicates, larvaceans, shrimp, small fish, amphipods
Natural History: The Blue Jaw Tilefish is normally found in pairs over sand and rubble areas of reef slopes. It is reported to dive into its burrow when threatened. Juveniles of this species have been observed to school with specific Pseudanthias species.
Husbandry: The Blue Jaw Tilefish is best kept with peaceful tankmates. It is reported best to keep at least two Blue Jaw Tilefish per aquarium. This species needs a large swimming space to move about and a sand base in which to burrow.
AKA: Starck's Tilefish, Blueface Tilefish
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