Yellow Candy Hogfish

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Latin name: (Bodianus bimaculatus)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Black, Red, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

4"

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Family

Labridae

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with ample hiding places should be provided to house the Candy Hogfish. This fish is known to be very peaceful and will adjust quickly to most aquariums. If multiple Candy Hogfish are going to be included in the tank, it is essential to add them at the same time as they may become territorial towards one another. When fully grown, the Candy Hogfish may take a liking to smaller ornamental shrimp that are added to the reef aquarium after the hogfish is established. It is important to monitor the Candy Hogfish’s behavior in the tank to ensure that they are coexisting peacefully. Additionally, it is wise to perform regular water changes to maintain optimal tank conditions for the fish.

In addition to the diet of meaty foods, a high quality marine flake food is also recommended to ensure optimal nutrition. This food should provide a balance of proteins, vitamins, and minerals to ensure the health and longevity of the marine fish. Furthermore, vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysis shrimp should be added to the diet to provide additional nutrition to the fish. Regular water changes should also be performed to maintain a healthy environment for the fish. Finally, it is important to remember that a varied diet is the key to keeping marine fish healthy and happy.

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

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