Saddleback Hogfish

Latin name: (Bodianus bilunulatus)

Care Level





Black, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

1' 10"

Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



This fish is a great addition to any large reef tank, as it is capable of providing a great service when it is still young. It will take care of the parasites and keep the tank clean. But, once it matures, it should be placed in a 150 gallon or larger fish-only tank to prevent it from becoming a threat to the other fish in the tank. Its aggressive nature makes it a danger to smaller, less-aggressive fish, so it is important to keep it in its own tank. Furthermore, it is important to keep an eye on its size and behavior to make sure it is in the right environment. With proper care, this fish can be a great addition to any tank.

The mature adult will consume an array of different marine creatures, including snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid. These creatures provide essential nutrients and are a crucial part of any balanced diet. Furthermore, these foods are known to be extremely safe and healthy, making them an ideal choice for adults of all ages. Eating these foods regularly can even help improve overall health and well-being. Additionally, they are highly affordable, making them a great option for people on a budget.

Approximate Purchase Size:

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