Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellow Candy Hogfish
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Yellow Candy Hogfish
(Bodianus bimaculatus)
Yellow Candy Hogfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Red, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Indonesia, Maldives
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Yellow Candy Hogfish is also referred to as the Twospot Slender Hogfish, or Yellow Hogfish. It is a bright yellow in color with faint red horizontal stripes along with a black spot behind the eye and close to the tail.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided. It is a very peaceful fish that adjusts quickly to most aquariums. If more than one Candy Hogfish is going to be added to the tank, it is very important to do this simultaneously as they will be slightly territorial among themselves. When full grown, mature the Candy Hogfish may take a liking to smaller ornamental shrimp that are introduced after the hogfish is established in the reef aquarium.

The diet consisting of meaty foods including vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysis shrimp is preferred, as well as a high quality marine flake food.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 2", Medium 2" to 3", Large 3" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Todd V Hillsboro , OR
I LOVE this fish. I have one in my 75 gallon reef tank and he's very sweet. If you like wrasses but are afraid to get one because you have inverts, buy this fish and you'll be very pleased. He loves frozen brine and mysis but doesn't care too much for flake.
Anonymous
Great personality and baeutiful color, but can be agressive twards tankmates as an adult. Will eat ornimental inverts as an adult!!! I learned this the hard way.
Frank P Rowlett , TX
Great and colorful fish and is very active. Gets along with peaceful fish but picks on bottom dwellers like scooter blennies and gobies but dose not hurt them.
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