→ Blue Jaw Tilefish experiences?

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    yoshii Teen Reefer

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    I am absolutely dying to get one of these guys, but there's not too much info out there besides warnings about decompression and jumping. Does anyone have experience with this fish?

    There was a purple one at my LFS a couple months ago that was doing great, eating, no floating funny, active, etc. But I've never seen a Blue Jaw Tilefish for sale except one on DD a few weeks ago.
     
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    They are a very suicidal fish from my experiences they'll find anyway possible to do them selves in bu that's just my experience but I did love them while I had them
     
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    Lateral72 Chaetodontidae

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    Purple Tilefish are one of the hardiest (I use that term loosely) Tilefish that are commonly imported. Bluejaw Tilefish are on the bottom end of hardiness, along with Flashing Tilefish. If you can find a well-conditioned specimen (like those on DD) you'll be fine, as long as you feed well and have VERY passive tankmates.
     
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    Thanks for the info!

    Lateral, I've read they may swim with Anthias, but I think a lyretail anthias may be too aggressive? The tilefish would obviously be added earlier, and the Anthias would be last in the tank, but do you think aggression would be a problem? :/
     
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    Lateral72 Chaetodontidae

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    Anthias don't really bother any other species except for other anthias, IME. So a tilefish should be fine.
     
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    Thank you! When I get one in the future I'll post here to add my experiences!
     
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    Well I got a cute 2.5-3" Blue Jaw Tilefish on Jan. 11 :) When I got it, it had ich but now he's fine and eating NLS pellets like a champ :) Still in quarantine, but he's much less shy now and is learning that I'm the food source. I'll add more experiences to this thread at time goes on
     
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