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Lyretail Hogfish
Lyretail Hogfish

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Lyretail Hogfish

Lyretail Hogfish

Also known as a Lyretail Pigfish, Hogfish ekor cogak (Indonesia), Lierstert-varkvis (South Africa - Afrikaans), or Sugale (Samoa).

An Orange, Red, and White fish with a long flowing tail, the Lyretail Hogfish has distinct patterns that have minor changes with maturity. This is a moderately aggressive fish that should only be housed with tankmates of similar temperament such as some Butterflyfish, Hawkfish, Rabbitfish, and Anthias. As a juvenile, this fish eats parasites off of other fish. With maturity, this fish will eat inverts and small fish, and has been known to squirt water at sand to uncover its prey. The Lyretail Hogfish needs plenty of hiding places as well as room to swim.

Lyretail Hogfish

Internet Price: $79.99 - $99.99

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Labridae

Native To: Red Sea, South Africa, Japan

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 8"

Temperature: 72-78° F

Water Parameters: sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 70+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Bodianus anthioides

Environment: Marine

  • Orange, Red, and White fish with a long tail
  • Moderately aggressive fish that should be housed with tankmates of similar temperament
  • As a juvenile, it eats parasites off of tankmates, but eats inverts and small fish as an adult

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1"-2.5" Length
SKU: 1307584

Lyretail Hogfish - Small

2.5"-4" Length
SKU: 1307592

Lyretail Hogfish - Medium

4"-7" Length
SKU: 1307606

Lyretail Hogfish - Large

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