Twospot Hogfish (Bodianus bimaculatus)

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Twospot Hogfish

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Twospot Hogfish

Bodianus bimaculatus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")


8.1 - 8.4

25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Twospot Hogfish, Twinspot Hogfish, Yellow Candy Hogfish, Twospot Slender Hogfish, Yellow Hogfish


Indo-Pacific: Madagascar to New Caledonia, Japan to New Zealand.

Tank compatibility

This fish is reef-safe, although may eat smaller shrimp. They will be territorial towards other Hogfish, best keep one to a tank. They may also bother very shy delicate fish.

Environment specifics

This is a deep-water fish so must be kept in a tank at least 45.7cm (18") tall, because of this it also does not appreciate very bright lighting. Make sure it has plenty of places to hide.


An attractive elongated small Hogfish which is yellow in colour with several faint red lateral stripes down the body. It gets it's "two spot" name from the two dark spots on it's body, one just behind the gills and the other at the base of the caudal fin.


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