Blue Jaw Tilefish

Blue Jaw Tilefish
Latin name:
(Hoplolatilus starcki)

Care Level





Blue, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size


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This hardy fish is an excellent choice for fishkeepers of all levels of experience. It is quite tolerant of a range of water parameters, as long as they are kept stable. A tank of at least 50 gallons with at least 3 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape, is recommended for optimum health and longevity. Additionally, it is important to provide ample swimming space and to keep members of the same species as tank mates. With the proper care and environment, this active fish can be a rewarding addition to any aquarium.

The Blue Jaw Tilefish is a highly sought-after species of fish due to its unique and vibrant appearance. It has proven to be a hardy and adaptable fish, making it a great choice for home aquariums. Not only this, but the Blue Jaw Tilefish has been known to successfully spawn in aquarium settings. This demonstrates the fish’s adaptability and resilience, and it is an exciting prospect for aquarium hobbyists who wish to breed these fish. Additionally, the Blue Jaw Tilefish is a relatively easy fish to care for, making it a great choice even for novice aquarists.

A diet providing a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysis or brine shrimp will give the Blue Jaw Tilefish the nutrition it needs when fed twice per day.