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Golden Tile Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Golden Tile Fish seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Golden Tile Fish in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to email@example.com
Tilefish are found along the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope of the entire U.S. East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. They’re most abundant from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, south to Cape May, New Jersey. Tilefish live in water from 250 to 1,500 feet deep where bottom temperatures range from 49 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Individual tilefish are found in and around submarine canyons, where they burrow in mud or sand sediment. These burrows have been called “pueblo” habitat because of their similarity to the pueblo communities of Native Americans in the southwestern United States. Some tilefish build large sand and rubble mounds, which provide habitat for other bottom-dwelling creatures and fishes. Tilefish sometimes concentrate in small groups (pods).
Tilefish grow slowly, up to 3-3/4 feet, although the average size harvested is 2 feet. They have a long life span, up to 46 years (females) and 39 years (males). These are the oldest tilefish on record, but radiometric dating techniques indicate tilefish may live as long as 50 years. Tilefish are able to reproduce when they reach 5 to 6 years old, at a size of about 1.7 feet long and 3 pounds. Tilefish are thought to be gonochoristic (staying one sex throughout their entire lifetime); however, recent research has concluded that tilefish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are protogynous hermaphrodites (beginning as females and transitioning into males), like many grouper species. They spawn during March through November in the Mid- and South Atlantic and from January through June in the Gulf of Mexico. Spawning peaks in June (Mid-Atlantic) and April (South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico). Females release 2 to 8 million eggs when they spawn.
Tilefish feed during the day on the bottom, eating shrimp, crabs, clams, snails, worms, anemones, and sea cucumbers. Tilefish are preyed upon by monkfish, spiny dogfish, congor eels, large bottom-dwelling sharks (such as dusky and sandbar sharks), and other tilefish.Tilefish, sometimes known as “the clown of the sea,” are colorful – they are iridescent blue-green on the back, with numerous spots of bright yellow and gold; their bellies are white, and their heads are rosy with blue under the eyes. Their pectoral fins are sepia-colored, and the edge of their anal fins is purplish-blue. The tilefish is easily distinguishable from other members of the family Branchiostegidae by its large adipose flap (crest) on the head. Male tilefish can be distinguished from females by their larger crest.
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.