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Spanish Hogfish - Medium
Bodianus rufus
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Tank Stats
Size: 5-6 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Meaty
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:

With blue patch highlighting on the golden-yellow body, the Spanish Hogfish makes a captivating addition to any aquarium. It grows up to 10 inches in the wild and should be kept in saltwaterfish tanks not less than 50 gallons when a juvenile. The Spanish Hogfish makes a beneficial fish for a community tank because it is found cleaning the parasites off of its tank mates. Since it is aggressive towards smaller, docile fish, it should not be kept along with the same. The Spanish Hogfish generally feeds on snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp and squid. It is only considered reef safe in its juvenile stage but not in the adult stage because its feeding habits get modified as it grows. The Spanish Hogfish thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. It is extremely hardy and disease resistant, thus make a good choice for a beginner aquarist. We recommend you to have a strong mechanical, biological and chemical filtration to cope with the large amounts of waste produced by the Spanish Hogfish.

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