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Scientific Name:Ptereleotris heteroptera

Common Names:Blue Gudgeon Dartfish, Blacktail Dartfish, Blacktail Goby, Blue Gudgeon Goby, Indigo Dartfish, Spot Tail Goby

Occurs in lagoons or bays, in passes, or on outer reef slopes; over hard substrate as well as patches of rubble or sand, usually at the base of the reef. Adults are usually in pairs and share burrow which is often under a piece of rubble or slab of coral rock. Adults feed on current-borne zooplankton as high as 3 m above the burrow; tend to remain together while feeding, separated by not more than 1-2 m. Monogamous. Juveniles occur in large groups, as many as 500. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Red Sea
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

In the water column, the Blue Gudgeon Dartfish generally feeds on prey suspended. It prefers a diet that must contain mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores 3 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Hoplolatilus starcki

Common Names:Bluehead Tilefish, Blue Jaw Tilefish, Blueface Tilefish, Starck's Tilefish

Inhabits patches of talus or rubble of steep outer reef slopes. Usually seen in pairs that quickly dive headfirst into their burrow when disturbed. Juveniles occasionally school with similarly colored juveniles of Pseudanthias pascalus. Stomach contents of 6 adult specimens consisted of copepods (31.4% by volume), pelagic tunicates (31%, larvaceans, plus Oikopleura), fish eggs (28.6%), siphonophores (5.5%), larval shrimps (1.2%), fish (0.8%), amphipods (0.7%), unidentified decapod larvae (0.5%), and heteropods (0.3). Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Timor, Western Pacific
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Bluehead Tilefish mainly consists of meaty treats 2-3 times a day. This diet must include marine fish, crustacean flesh and mysis or brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Gunnellichthys curiosus

Common Names:Curious Wormfish, Neon Worm Goby, Rainbow Goby, Yellow-striped Worm Eel

Found over sand and rubble slopes or mud bottoms and take refuge in burrows. Benthopelagic. Solitary or paired. Feed primarily on benthic and pelagic crustaceans.

Origin: Hawaii , Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Curious Wormfish blissfully consumes fresh or frozen seafood and brine and mysis shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Ptereleotris hanae

Common Names:Filamented Dartfish, Blue Gudgeon, Blue Hana Goby, Blue Gudgeon Dartfish, Lyretail, Threadfin Dart Goby

Inhabits coastal reef slopes in a depth range of about 6 to 30 meters depth. Found over rubble and sand near reefs. Usually seen in pairs occupying the same burrow. It uses burrows made by alpheid shrimps which live in association with gobies of the genus Amblyeleotris, but does not interact with the shrimps. Feeds on zooplanktons.

Origin: Australia, Cebu, Western Pacific
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Filamented Dartfish is carnivores and fond of meaty foods. To keep the Filamented Dartfish healthy and thrive offer mysis and brine shrimp, high quality meaty frozen foods and high quality flake and pellet foods.

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Scientific Name:Nemateleotris magnifica

Common Names:Firefish, Fire Dartfish, Fire Goby, Firefish Goby, Magnificent Dartfish

Inhabits upper portions of outer reef slopes. Benthopelagic. Hovers above the bottom, facing the current to feed on zooplankton, copepods, and crustacean larvae. Several individuals may share the same hole (especially juveniles). Has a habit of flicking its pennant-like first dorsal fin back and forth. Minimum depth reported from. Monogamous.

Origin: Africa, Australia, Coral Sea, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Maldives,
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Firefish is a carnivore and needs natural growing algae and zooplankton in the aquarium. The diet should consist of finely chopped meaty foods. Feed a varied diet of including krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Also likes to eat finely chopped small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine fish (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, and prepared foods. In order to maintain bright coloration, provide vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Hoplolatilus chlupatyi

Common Names:Flashing Tilefish, Chameleon Tilefish

Probably found in areas with sand, silt, or rubble bottoms at the bases of reefs near 30 m depth. It can rapidly change its color.

Origin: Indonesia, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Flashing Tilefish mainly consists of meaty treats 2-3 times a day. This diet must include marine fish, crustacean flesh and mysis or brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Ptereleotris microlepis

Common Names:Green Dartfish, Green Gudgeon Goby

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, over rubble and sand bottoms. Found from shallow silty estuaries and inlets to outer reef lagoons to about 10 meters depth, but may also be seen deep on coastal slopes to 25 meters depth. Occur in pairs occupying the same burrow, but at times more than 2 individuals will retreat to the same refuge (particularly true for juveniles). Monogamous. Feeds on zooplanktons.

Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Red Sea
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The diet for the Green Dartfish mainly consists of meaty treats 2-3 times a day. This diet must include marine fish, crustacean flesh and mysis or brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Nemateleotris helfrichi

Common Names:Helfrichi's Firefish, Helfrich's Dartfish, Helfrich's Firefish

Occurs in relatively deep water. Found over small patches of sand, rubble, or hard open bottoms of steep seaward reefs. Rarely found in less than 40 m and frequently occurs in pairs. Monogamous. Feeds on zooplanktons.

Origin: Marshall Island 
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In the water column, its feed mostly on prey suspended. The diet should consist of finely chopped meaty foods. Feed a varied diet of including krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Also likes to eat finely chopped small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine fish (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, and prepared foods. In order to maintain bright coloration, provide vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Nemateleotris decora

Common Names:Purple Firefish, Decorated Dartfish, Decorated Firefish, Flame Firefish, Purple Dartfish

Found over hard, open bottoms at the bases of reefs and over sand and rubble patches; also observed in deep coastal to outer reef drops-offs subject to strong currents. Often in pairs. Monogamous. Feeds on zooplankton, especially copepods and crustacean larvae. Darts into a hole when alarmed. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Indonesia, Maldives
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In the water column, its feed mostly on prey suspended. The diet of the Purple Firefish should consist of finely chopped meaty foods. Feed a varied diet of including krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Also likes to eat finely chopped small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine fish (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, and prepared foods. In order to maintain bright coloration, provide vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Hoplolatilus purpureus

Common Names:Purple Tilefish, Purple Sand Tilefish

Occurs on sand and rubble patches of steep seaward slopes. Usually in pairs.

Origin: Inonesia, Solomon Islands, Western Pacific, Vanuatu
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In the water column, its feed mostly on prey suspended. The diet of the Purple Firefish should consist of finely chopped meaty foods. Feed a varied diet of including krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Also likes to eat finely chopped small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine fish (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, and prepared foods. In order to maintain bright coloration, provide vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Ptereleotris evides

Common Names:Scissortail Dartfish, Scissortail Goby

Occurs in outer reef slopes, also inhabits lagoons and bays. Usually in pairs as adults and in small aggregations as juveniles. Monogamous. Feeds on zooplankton while hovering 1 to 2 m above the bottom. Swims away from danger rather than retreat to its burrow.

Origin: Africa, Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Maldives, Red Sea, Vanuatu
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Planktivore

The Scissortail Dartfish fond of chopped or shaved seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Hoplolatilus marcosi

Common Names:Skunk Tilefish, Marcos' Tilefish, Redstripe Tilefish, Redback Tilefish

Usually lives in very deep water adjacent to reef drop-offs; also on sandy and rubble areas. Builds large rubble mounts. Feeds on zooplankton. Solitary or in small groups.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Skunk Tilefish will most accept meaty foods 2 times daily. This diet should consist of chopped pieces of marine fish and shrimp and frozen mysis or brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Hoplolatilus luteus

Common Names:Yellow Tilefish,

Found near coastal reefs. Hovers above it's burrow in flat soft silty bottoms. Usually in pairs.

Origin: Indo Pacific 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: gallons
Care Level:
Temperament:
Reef Safe:
Diet:

The diet for the Yellow Tilefish mainly consists of meaty treats 2-3 times a day. This diet must include marine fish, crustacean flesh and mysis or brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Hoplolatilus luteus

Common Names:Yellow Tilefish,

Found near coastal reefs. Hovers above it's burrow in flat soft silty bottoms. Usually in pairs.

Origin: Indo Pacific 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: gallons
Care Level:
Temperament:
Reef Safe:
Diet:

The diet for the Yellow Tilefish mainly consists of meaty treats 2-3 times a day. This diet must include marine fish, crustacean flesh and mysis or brine shrimp.

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