Fish Guide

Masuda's Hogfish   (Bodianus masudai)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean (Japan, New Caledonia)
Depth: 98 to 367 ft.   Size: 5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Crustaceans, mollusks, bristle worms
Natural History: The Masuda's Hogfish is a deepwater rocky-reef fish.
Husbandry: Masuda's Hogfish should be provided plenty of live rock to mimic its natural habitat. It is a deep water fish that likely will thrive better in a dimly lit aquarium. It has been reported to be aggressive with other similar-sized and colored fish.

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