Candy Cane Hogfish (Bodianus sepiacaudus)

Size: MD
Sale price£45.00


The Candy Cane Hogfish (Bodianus sepiacaudus) is a vibrant marine species adored for its striking appearance and lively personality. Sporting a gradient of pink, orange, and yellow hues, its body is adorned with vertical candy cane-like stripes, hence the name. These fish are native to the Indo-Pacific region, typically found in coral reefs at depths ranging from 15 to 50 meters. In aquariums, they thrive in spacious tanks with ample hiding spots and a varied diet consisting of meaty foods like brine shrimp, Mysis shrimp, and chopped seafood. Regular water quality maintenance and a peaceful tank environment are essential for their well-being.

Care Requirements:

- Tank Size: Minimum 100 litres (26 gallons)
- Temperature: 23-27°C (73-81°F)
- pH: 8.1-8.4
- Salinity: 1.020-1.025
- Tank Setup: Provide plenty of live rock for hiding and grazing.
- Diet: Offer a varied diet including frozen or live meaty foods.
- Compatibility: May show aggression towards similar-looking species or smaller fish.
- Water Quality: Regular monitoring and maintenance of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels.
- Lighting: Moderate to high intensity to mimic natural reef conditions.
- Behavior: Active and territorial, may establish a hierarchy in multi-fish tanks.
- Compatibility: Generally compatible with other peaceful fish species, but avoid keeping with aggressive tank mates.
- Health: Watch for signs of disease or stress, and promptly address any issues with appropriate treatment.

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