Axilspot Hogfish

Species information for the Axilspot Hogfish, in the Hogfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridea

    SCIENTIFIC NAME – Bodianus axillaris

    COMMON NAME – Axilspot Hogfish

    SIZE – 8 in (20 cm)

    RANGE – Indo-Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 125 gal (473 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Difficult

    TEMPERAMENT – Semi-agressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING – Should be feed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Will also eat other crustaceans.



    CAPTIVE CARE – This is an aggressive fish and should be kept with other aggressive fish. They prefer a tank with lots of rockwork with lots of hiding places. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2014
    little_fish, Jan 11, 2011