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Lyretail Hogfish
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Lyretail Hogfish (Bodianus anthioides)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Orange, Red, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 8"
Origin Africa, Fiji, Vanuatu
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Overview

The Lyretail Hogfish has a reddish-orange face and white posterior with red highlights. It has a beautiful long tail, hence its name.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided. It is moderately aggressive and should be housed with other moderately aggressive fish.

The diet varies with maturity. As a juvenile, the Lyretail Hogfish will eat parasites off its tank mates. With maturity, however, it likes meaty foods such as snails, worms, mussels, and small fish. It may even blow water over the sand to uncover food.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2-1/2"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 4"; Large: 4" to 7"

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