Spanish Hogfish

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The Spanish Hogfish has a patch of blue highlight on the golden-yellow body across the back with violet scale margins.

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 150 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 Spanish Hogfish will eat snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
Care Level: Easy
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: 10"
Color Form: Blue, Purple, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Caribbean
Family: Labridae

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