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Scientific Name:Bodianus axillaris

Common Names:Axilspot Hogfish, Panda Hogfish, Polkadot Wrasse

Adults inhabit clear lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602); common in clear shallow waters at 1-8 m; large individuals occasionally at greater depths below 27 m. Juveniles occur solitary in caves or under ledges and act as cleaners by picking at bodies of other fishes (adults occasionally do this); occurring regularly at depths of 14-26 m. Feed mainly on benthic, hard-shelled, invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Not commonly marketed. Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Red Sea, Vanuatu
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel should be offered. It also accepts vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysis shrimp as well as a high quality marine flake food.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus speciosus

Common Names:Blackbar Hogfish, Purple and Yellow Hogfish

Adults inhabit rocky and reef-like areas, rich in algae. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Eastern Atlantic, Africa 
Max Size: 19 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel should be offered. It also accepts snails, worms, mussels, and small fish.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus loxozonus

Common Names:Blackfin Hogfish,

Adults inhabit clear lagoon and seaward reefs, on slopes or along upper part of drop-offs. Feed mainly on benthic, hard-shelled, invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indonesia, Japan, Western Pacific
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

A carnivorous diet is best for the Blackfin Hogfish. Foods such as mysis and brine shrimp either frozen or live along with a wide variety of other forzen foods will keep the Blackfin Hogfish healthy and thrive.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus sepiacaudus

Common Names:Candy Stripe Hogfish, Blackspot Hogfish, "Bodianus cf opercularis", Masudai hogfish, Pacific Redstripe Hogfish

This species has been photographed at depths of 25-50 m, with adults occurring in groups along ledges on steep dropoffs at depths greater than 20 m, and juveniles observed at about 50 m. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Red Sea, Western Pacific
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Candy Stripe Hogfish should include a variety of meaty foods. These diets should contain vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysid shrimp as well as high quality marine flake food.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus mesothorax  

Common Names:Coral Hogfish - juv, Eclipse Hogfish, Mesothorax Hogfish, Splitlevel Hogfish

Ranging into subtropical zones as juveniles expatriate caused by warm currents during pelagic stage. Adults inhabit coral-rich outer reef slopes at depths of 5 to over 20 m, particularly near caves. Juveniles in caves; adults swim openly about, but usually close to the substrate, and often engage in cleaning larger fishes. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel should be offered. It also accepts snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus pulchellus

Common Names:Cuban Hogfish, Spotfin Hogfish

Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs, rarely at depths greater than 24 m. Feed on crabs and small shellfish. Juveniles pick parasites from other fishes. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. May hybridize with Spanish hogfish, B. rufus. Marketed fresh.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 11 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Cuban Hogfish feeds on meaty foods. This diet should contain snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus diana 

Common Names:Diana's Hogfish - juv, Diana Hogfish, Spotted Hogfish

Adults are found in coral rich areas of seaward reefs. Reported to be associated with the mushroom Heliofungia actiniformis. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 10 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel should be offered. It also accepts snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus anthioides

Common Names:Lyretail Hogfish,

Adults inhabit seaward reefs. They occur on reefs rich with invertebrates such as gorgonians, seawhips and black corals. Common along steep outer reef slopes deeper than 25 m in Micronesia. Usually seen as lone individuals. Juveniles pose as cleaners. May be solitary or may exist in pairs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Red Sea, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu 
Max Size: 9.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Lyretail Hogfish diets varied with maturity. In juvenile, it will eat parasities off its tank mates. When get matured, meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel should be offered to eat.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus masudai

Common Names:Masuda's Hogfish, Black Spot hogfish, Candystripe Hogfish

Specimens were collected from rocky reefs at 30-113 m depths, but may be more common at greater depths. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Northern Pacific, Japan 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Masuda's Hogfish feeds on meaty foods. This diet should contain snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid. It will happily accept vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysid shrimp as well as high quality marine flake food.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus bilunulatus 

Common Names:Saddleback Hogfish - juv, Black Spot Hogfish, Hawaiian Hogfish, Tarry Hogfish

Adults occur on deep reef slopes rich with invertebrates such as sponges and seawhips, but young adults are occasionally seen much shallower. Usually solitary in coral and rocky reefs. Feed mainly on benthic, hard-shelled, invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans. Protogynous. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 21 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The juvenile Saddleback Hogfish feeds on meaty foods. This diet should contain snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid. It will happily accept vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysid shrimp as well as high quality marine flake food.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus rufus

Common Names:Spanish Hogfish,

Adults inhabit rocky or coral reefs. Feed on brittle stars, crustaceans, mollusks, and sea urchins. Juveniles actively pick parasites from larger fishes. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. May hybridize with spotfin hogfish, B. pulchellus. Marketed fresh. Maximum depth reported from.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 14 "
Recommended Tank: 120 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

Adult Spanish Hogfish eat a diet rich in snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid. Meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel need to be offered to eat.

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Scientific Name:Bodianus bimaculatus

Common Names:Two Spot Hogfish, Yellow Candy Hogfish, Yellow Hogfish, Twinspot Hogfish, Twospot Slender Hogfish

Adults are common around rubble and sand in steep outer reef slopes, and drop-offs, usually adjacent to very deep water. They form small aggregations in soft bottom habitats with sponges and soft corals. The group usually comprising juveniles and females which are dominated by a large male. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Maldives
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Two Spot Hogfish happily consume a varied diet of meaty foods such as krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Foods like vitamin enriched brine shrimp or mysis shrimp as well as a high quality marine flake food will keep this fish healthy and thrive.

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