Coral Hogfish



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The Coral Hogfish, also known as Eclipse Hogfish or Mesothorax Hogfish, has a burgundy face with a rosy-yellow posterior, separated by a black stripe.

It is a beneficial fish for a 50 gallon or larger reef tank as a youth, cleaning parasites off of its tank mates. With maturity, however, it will need to be 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.

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

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