Purple Tilefish

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  1. palmerc

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    Hi Guys,

    I bought a few new fish this weekend

    Coral beauty, Copperband Butterfly and a Purple Tilefish Goby.

    All are in excellent physical condition.

    My main concern is with the Purple Tilefish. It was an impulse purchase based on it's exquisite colouring. When I did some more reading up on it when I got home I see that it is a "jumper".

    This concerns me cause when I install my new T5 light fitting the tank will be open-top and I am worried that the fish will try jump out.

    Is there anything I can try do to prevent this? How high can they jump?

    What are your experiences with this beautiful fish?
     
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  3. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Can you maybe put some sort of mesh over the tank? I have seen eggcrate suggested but I still think it would block more light than it needs to.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mines jumped outa the tank and ended up like biltong :(
     
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    Can you not put a "skirting" of sorts around the top of your tank, just to give it a little more height to prevent a loss?
     
  6. Fred

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    Purple Tilefish...

    The name should have given it away. Wonder where it got its name from.....?
    Always landing on the Tiles ?:lol:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    :lol: mines became biltong on the tiles.but it was a sad loss :(
     
  9. palmerc

    palmerc Thread Starter

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    Well, sure enough it lived up to it's name. Found him dead on the tiles this morning (actually the cat found him)

    Won't be getting another.
     
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    Damn sorry to hear man. That's sad.
     
  11. Bob the (reef)builder

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    Shame.
    Sometimes a rim such as bracing can do the trick as thet tend to jump from the sides.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss Clinton, how's the urchins doing by the way?
     
  13. palmerc

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    The urchins are doing very well thanks. Hardly see them though as they hide under the rocks most of the time
     
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    sorry to hear clinton.they are stunning fish,but can bloody jump
     
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