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Coral Hogfish
(Bodianus mesothorax)
Coral Hogfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Black, Red, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Juvenile: Yes; Adult: No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 8"
Origin Indonesia, New Caledonia, Sumatra
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Overview

The Coral Hogfish, also known as Eclipse Hogfish or Mesothorax Hogfish. Juveniles are burgundy with yellow spots and as they develop into adults they loose the spots and have a burgundy face with rosy-yellow posterior, separated by a black stripe.

It is a beneficial fish for cleaning parasites off of its tank mates. The Coral Hogfish needs to be kept in a 70 gallon or larger fish-only tank, or the reef will become its buffet. It is aggressive towards smaller, docile fish that are easily bullied.

The mature adult Coral Hogfish will eat snails, worms, mussels, small 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"

Customer Testimonials

Michael Rao Ocala , FL
The Coral Hogfish is great for a reef or fish-only aquarium. This fish has a great personality and will swim constantly around the tank.
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