The Coral Hogfish is also known as Eclipse Hogfish or Mesothorax Hogfish. Juveniles are burgundy with yellow spots and as they develop into adults they loose the spots and have a burgundy face with rosy-yellow posterior, separated by a black stripe. Hogfish are aggressive but beneficial fish for cleaning parasites off of its tank mates. The Coral Hogfish needs to be kept in a 70 gallon or larger fish-only tank, or the reef will become its buffet. It is aggressive towards smaller, docile fish that are easily bullied.
- Scientific Name: Bodianues mesothorax
- Family: Labridae
- Origin: Indonesia
- Max Size: 8 inches
- Diet:The mature adult Coral Hogfish will eat snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp, and squid.
- Shipping Size: Approx: Small 1 to 2 inches, Medium 2 1/2 to 4 inches