Spanish Hogfish



Spanish Hogfish has a patch of blue highlights on its golden-yellow back of the body with scale margins of violet. It's a great fish to remove parasites from its tank companions. Spanish Hogfish Spanish Hogfish will need to be kept in a 150-gallon or greater fish-only tank or else the reef could become its buffet. It is agressive towards smaller, gentle fish and easily intimidated. The adult Spanish Hogfish can eat snails and worms. They also eat mussels, worms shrimp, small fish, and squid. Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"; XLarge 6" or Larger  
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Info about Spanish Hogfish The Spanish Hogfish has a patch of blue highlights on its golden yellow body that runs across the back, with margins of scales that are violet. It can remove parasites from larger fish. It is a great fish for cleaning up the tank. Spanish Hogfish will need to be kept in a bigger tank that is exclusively for fish, or the reef will turn into its food source. It is aggressive towards smaller, gentle fish and easily harassed.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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