Information about the Porkfish, Captive-Bred
Porkfish are peaceful fish that are a fantastic addition to a tranquil aquarium with only saltwater fish. A larger than 180 gallon aquarium with plenty of space for swimming is needed. A number of Porkfish in a school is a good idea provided there is room inside the aquarium. In the wild, these fish tend to hang around reefs and will seek out an underwater cave or ledge as a refuge. The fish are known to sometimes pick parasites off the bodies of tankmates. Do not keep them in a tank with species that are aggressive, and adult fish should be the first ones to be brought into an aquarium that is a community tank. They are not a suitable choice for reef aquariums, because they are able to eat all snails, crabs, shrimp, and starfish.