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Axilspot Hogfish

Greek Name: (Bodianus axillaris)

$19.99

Awe-inspiringly colorful and loaded with personality the Axilspot Hogfish is also referred to as the Panda Hogfish, or Polkadot wrasse. Juveniles range from black to brown in color, with nine spots of white. When the Axilspot Hogfish grows and develops, three gorgeous false eyes will grace the striking coloration that ranges from its fuchsia-colored head to an ethereal yellow tail. A sharp angle to the middle of the body, which is marked in white makes the hogfish appear to be half-dipped and with the remaining half dipped in sunlight.

A 70 gallon or bigger aquarium with hiding spots should be available. It is recommended to have a hiding place. Axilspot Hogfish is tranquil fish that is able to adapt quickly to the majority of aquariums. In the event that more than one Axilspot Hogfish are being placed in the tank it’s crucial to add them at the same time as they can be somewhat territorial among them. If they are mature and fully grown Axilspot Hogfish are in the tank, they may be attracted to smaller shrimp with ornamental features which are introduced after the hogfish has been established within the reef aquarium.

A diet that is comprised of meaty meals, such as vitamin-rich brine shrimp or mysis shrimp is a popular choice and is an excellent seafood flake food.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 2″ to 2-1/2″; Medium: 2-1/2″ to 4″; Large: 4″ to 6″; Juvenile Small: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Juvenile Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″

 

Clear
Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Red, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

8"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

Family

Labridae

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

General information on Axilspot Hogfish

A vibrant and lively fish with a lot of personality Axilspot Hogfish (bodianus axillaris) juveniles are brown to black with 9 white spots. Once the Axilspot Hogfish grows and develops, three gorgeous false eyes will grace the striking contrast of color that ranges from its fuchsia-colored head to its sunshine yellow tail. A sharp angle to the middle of the body that is marked with white makes the hogfish appear half-dipped in shadows and half in the light. A larger or medium-sized aquarium with hiding areas must be set up. Axilspot Hogfish Axilspot Hogfish can be a tranquil fish that is able to adapt quickly to the majority of aquariums. In the event that more than one is being placed in the aquarium, it’s crucial to add them at the same time as they are slightly territorial between them.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small