Pacific Redstripe Hogfish

Latin name: (Bodianus sepiacaudus)

Care Level





Black, Red, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



Pacific Redstripe Hogfish are very hardy, and they are well-suited for most reef aquariums. They can be kept singly or in groups, however, if more than one is added, it is important to add them at the same time. These fish are peaceful and should not be kept with more aggressive fish. When they reach maturity, they may start to eat any ornamental shrimp in the tank, so it is important to be aware of this before introducing any of these fish. With the proper care and tank conditions, Pacific Redstripe Hogfish should do well in most reef aquariums.

A well-balanced diet for marine fish should include a variety of protein sources, such as meaty foods and high quality marine flake food. Vitamin-enriched brine shrimp or mysid shrimp can provide essential nutrients and should be included in the diet. It is important to provide a variety of food to ensure the fish are receiving all the necessary nutrients. Additionally, it is also important to ensure that the food is of high quality to provide the fish with the best possible nutrition. Feeding marine fish the right diet is key to their overall health and well-being.

The approximate purchase size for a small, medium, or large ring is 1-1/4″, 2″, or 3″.

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