Purple Sand Tilefish

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Purple Sand Tilefish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Purple Sand Tilefish and the correct latin name is Hoplolatilus purpureus. It belongs to the Tilefish family. (e) It's origin is Western Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Tilefish belongs to peaceful species.

Purple Sand Tilefish can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Purple Sand Tilefish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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