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Cuban Hogfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Cuban Hogfish
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The Cuban Hogfish, also known as Spotfin Hogfish, has a pinkish-orange head and body. The caudal portion of the body and the tail are lighter, sometimes approaching yellow. The brightness and placement of the colors can vary considerably.

The Cuban Hogfish needs room to swim, so a tank of at least 100 gallons is needed for an adult. This is a very good fish for the novice with a large tank. It is docile and generally safe with all animals and invertebrates, except crustaceans. Tank mates should be larger than a Wrasse. Though it poses little threat even to smaller fish, it can be intimidating at feeding time.

The mature adult Cuban Hogfish will eat snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid.

Like other hogfish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Anthias, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Hawkfish, Parrotfish, Puffers, Squirrelfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Cuban Hogfish (Bodianus pulchellus)

Family: Labridae

Range: Western Atlantic

Size: Up to 8 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: With caution

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 100 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Group Spawner

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