Add Bodianus Hogfish to aquariums with plenty of stable rock work for hiding, a deep sand bed and lots of swim room. If frightened they may burrow in the sand for protection. Hogfish are voracious eaters so provide a high quality meaty diet multiple times daily. Hogfish can be a bit territorial but do tend to get along with most tank inhabitants. They may pick at small invertebrates and crustaceans. Most Hogfish are hermaphrodites, meaning they are may turn from female to male at some point in their lives.
Striped Hogfish are also sometimes known simply as the Izu Hogfish or Striped Pigfish. Rarely seen in the aquarium trade. Striped Hogfish are a yellow to pink color with thick black stripes, red to yellow stripe, black spot on its opercular and a red stripe on its head. Striped Hogfish can grow to almost 4".
We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.