With a reputation for being delicate and ‘highly-strung’ subjects, Tilefishes are nonetheless attractive, active fishes that can make a stunning display given the right conditions. Once settled, these fish also exude a uniquely peaceful demeanour along with elegant form, stunning colouration and inquisitive nature. Behaviourally interesting and able to be kept in pairs or small groups, they are suited to large, quiet systems and have a specific list of ‘demands’ which all need to be met to reduce the likelihood of their premature demise.

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Hoplolatilus genus

Malacanthus genus

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