Purple Tilefish

lg 71601 purple tilefish
Latin name: (Hoplolatilus purpureus)

Care Level





Purple, Red



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



This fish is a hardy species capable of thriving in a wide range of water parameters. It requires a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of swimming room, and at least 3 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing. Furthermore, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places to reduce stress levels. It may be aggressive towards members of its own species but is peaceful with other fish. This species is an asset to any freshwater aquarium, providing interest, activity and color.

The Purple Tilefish is an excellent choice for any aquarist looking to add a unique and interesting fish to their tank. They are known to spawn successfully in an aquarium and have a lifespan of up to 10 years when kept in the right environment. Additionally, they are hardy and easy to feed and care for, making them an ideal choice for beginner and experienced aquarium keepers alike. Moreover, they are a great addition to any marine tank, bringing a splash of color and personality to the ecosystem.

The diet should include a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysis shrimp, and it should be fed at least three times per day.

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