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Coral Hogfish

Greek Name: (Bodianus mesothorax)

$89.99

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The Coral Hogfish, also known as Eclipse Hogfish or Mesothorax Hogfish. The juveniles are burgundy with yellow spots. As they mature into adults, they lose spots and show the burgundy face, with yellowish-rosy posteriors and the black stripe.

It’s a great fish for removing parasites from its tank companions and cleaning. Coral Hogfish needs to be kept in a tank that is 70 gallons or larger fish-only tank otherwise, the reef can turn into a buffet. It can be aggressive with smaller, gentle fish and easily intimidated.

Mature Coral Hogfish will eat snails and worms, as well as mussels smaller fish, shrimp, and squid.

Approximate Purchase Size: Juvenile Small 3/4″ to 1 1/4″; Medium 1 1/4″ to 2″; Adult Small: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 4″; Large: 4″ to 7″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Black, Red, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Juvenile: Yes; Adult: No

Water Conditions

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

Max Size

8"

Origin

Indonesia, New Caledonia, Sumatra

Family

Labridae

Minimum Tank

70 gallons

Description

General information regarding Coral Hogfish

The Coral Hogfish juveniles are bright yellow with burgundy spots. As they develop into adults, they lose the spots and display a burgundy face and rosy-yellow posteriors and an black stripe. This fish is beneficial to eliminate parasites from its tankmates. Coral Hogfish needs to be kept in a large or medium tank that is exclusively for fish, otherwise the reef can become a buffet. It can be aggressive with smaller, gentle fish and easily intimidated.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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