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Species Name: Hoplolatilus starcki

Authority: Randall & Dooley, 1974

Common Name: Blueheaded Tilefish

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Moluccas and Philippines to Timor, New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia

Size: 6 inches - 15 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal and outer reef areas near bottom areas of slopes and drop-offs

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 81°F (22 - 27°C) and a natural diet of benthic invertebrate and zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, including fortified brine shrimp, mysis, and meaty type frozen foods and requires two or three feedings per day. Fast swimmers and good jumpers!

Aquarium Suitability: Fish-only or reef aquariums

Blueheaded Tilefish (Hoplolatilus starcki) Photo Credit:John Randall

Photo Credit: John Randall

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