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Cuban Hogfish (Bodianus pulchellus)

The Cuban Hogfish or Bodianus pulchellus is a saltwater fish that has a multicolored body. Its head and body are mostly red and white with some yellow in the tail. The brightness of this fish can vary be a great deal depending on water conditions and feeding habits.

Also known as the Spotfin Hogfish this type of Hogfish requires a large aquarium of at least 100 gallons. Water conditions are as follows 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, and sg 1.020-1.025. These beautiful fish can grow to about 8" in maximum length and originate in the Caribbean. They are carnivores that should be fed small feed fisher, brine shrimp, mussels, worms and even squid.If you are considering a tankmate for your Cuban Hogfish just make sure they are larger than a Wrasse as this species of Hogfish can become aggressive at feeding time. This makes is harder for smaller fish to get their fill.

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