Scientific Name: Bodianus anthioides
Description: The Lyretail Hawfish is a hardy fish and is probably one of the best Hogfish to keep in a home aquarium. It is considered an intermediate level fish when considering care needed. It is one of the least aggressive but is best when kept with moderately aggressive tankmates like tangs and angelfish. The Adult Lyretail Hogfish are often seen blowing jets of water at the substrate to uncover worms, snails and other small crustaceans hidden in the sand.
As juveniles, most Hogfish should be kept with non-aggressive and docile tankmates. A minimum recommeded tank size is 70 gallons.As they grow they will become boisterous and harass these fish and should be moved to a more aggressive system.
Diet: Will eat crustaceans, worms, snails and small clams. Feed a varied diet consisting of chunks of meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel.
Size: 2.5-4.5 inches and matures to 9.5 inches in length
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