These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes and Suborder Percoidei as members of the Family Malacanthidae (Tilefishes), which include 2 Subfamilies, 5 genera and 39 species.
Very pretty, fast moving fishes, and do well in reef aquariums. They are great jumpers, therefore full aquarium covers are recommended. Many of these fishes are simply lost because of injuries incurred when they jump out of the aquarium. They are not inexpensive. Therefore it is buyer beware since chances are you may find your Tilefish on the floor some morning! They are peaceful and hardy, take a wide variety of meaty foods. All are quite timid and not fond of bright lighting.
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Suitable for Reef Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Reef Aquariums
Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
Avoid this nuisance species!