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Twinspot Hogfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Twinspot Hogfish
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The Twinspot Hogfish is one of the best Hogfish for the reef aquarium. This species is also referred to as the Yellow Candy Hogfish, Twospot Slender Hogfish, or Yellow Hogfish. It is bright yellow with faint red horizontal stripes, and a black spot behind both the eye and close to the tail.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided as it prefers a deep-water tank. The Twinspot Hogfish is a very peaceful fish that adjusts quickly to most aquariums. If more than one Twinspot Hogfish is going to be added to the tank, it is very important to do this simultaneously as they will be slightly territorial among themselves.

A diet consisting of meaty foods including vitamin-enriched brine shrimp or mysid shrimp is preferred, as well as a high quality marine flake food.

Fish Facts

Name: Twinspot Hogfish (Bodianus bimaculatus)

Family: Labridae

Range: Fiji

Size: Up to 4 inches

Diet: Carnivore

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

Reef Compatible: Yes

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

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Middle

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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