Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus)
Max Size: 10 inches
Reef Compatible: No
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
The Spanish Hogfish boasts a stunning golden-yellow body with a distinctive patch of blue highlighting across its back, accentuated by violet scale margins.
With its beneficial behavior of cleaning parasites off its tank mates, the Spanish Hogfish serves as a valuable addition to the aquarium. However, it is important to note that this hogfish should be housed in a spacious 150-gallon or larger fish-only tank, as it has a tendency to view the reef as its buffet. Additionally, due to its aggressive nature towards smaller and more docile fish, it is best to avoid keeping it with easily bullied tank mates.
As a mature adult, the Spanish Hogfish has a varied diet that includes snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid. Providing a diverse selection of these meaty foods ensures the hogfish receives the necessary nutrients for its well-being and health.