Spanish Hogfish

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Latin name: (Bodianus rufus)

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Blue, Purple, Yellow



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The Spanish Hogfish is a great addition to any saltwater aquarium due to its beneficial habit of cleaning parasites off its tank mates. Its active nature and size necessitate a minimum of a 150 gallon or larger fish-only tank in order to prevent it from becoming a predator of the reef. This species can be quite aggressive towards smaller, docile fish that it can easily bully, so it is important to ensure that tank mates are chosen with care. Furthermore, it is essential to provide ample hiding spaces and territories for all inhabitants in the aquarium to minimize aggression. By taking into account these considerations, a successful and long-term home can be provided for the Spanish Hogfish.

The Spanish Hogfish is a mature adult fish that is capable of consuming a variety of organisms, such as snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid. This species is known for its ability to adapt to its environment and is an essential part of the marine food chain. With its omnivorous diet, the Spanish Hogfish is able to thrive in a wide range of habitats, making it a highly resilient species. Furthermore, its diverse diet contributes to the health and stability of the marine ecosystem.

Approximate purchase size for these garments is as follows: Small: 1″ to 2-1/2″; Medium: 2-1/2″ to 4″; Large: 4″ to 6″; XLarge 6″ or Larger.

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