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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.
Internet Price: $79.99 - $99.99
Reef Safe: Yes
Native To: Red Sea, South Africa, Japan
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
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