Cuban Hogfish (Bodianus bimaculatus)

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Cuban Hogfish

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Cuban 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



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Cuban Hogfish, Spotfin Hogfish

Additional scientific names

Cossyphus pulchellus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Caribbean: South Carolina, USA and Bermuda to Honduras and Santa Catarina, Brazil; Eastern Atlantic: São Tomé Island.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Protogynous hermaphrodites; sometimes switches back, and forth.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Carnivorous; eats a wide variety of fish, and invertebrates.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Relatively Peaceful

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive elongated small Hogfish which is red in colour with a faint red lateral stripe down the body, with a yellow tail.

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