Lyretail hogfish

The Lyretail hogfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 6 - 60 m , usually 6 - 60 m environment.

The Lyretail Hogfish has a reddish-orange face and white posterior with red highlights. It has a beautiful long tail, hence its name. A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided. More

Hogfish family, the Lyretail Hogfish is a hardy fish with unique coloration. Scientifically identified as Bodianus anthioides, this fish undergoes little transformation of color from juvenile to adulthood. Like other Hogfish, the juveniles may clean parasites from other fish. More

The Lyretail Hogfish or Bodianus anthioides looks like someone took two complete different fish and put them together. The front of this fish looks much like the standard Goldfish with its red and orange face. More

The lyretail hogfish also has a bold color pattern, consisting of orangish-brown on the head and anterior portion of the body, with the rest of the body is white with black spots. More

Lyretail Hogfish are often seen blowing jets of water at the substrate to uncover worms, snails and other small crustaceans hidden in the sand. As juveniles, most Hogfish should be kept with non-aggressive and docile tankmates. More

Lyretail Hogfish Description Product Description Bottom Lyretail Hogfish - Bodianus anthioides: The Lyretail Hogfish has a very colourful body with splashes of half white, half orange. Maroon spots are distributed all over the body. More

Lyretail Hogfish are from the regions of Africa, Fiji, and Sri Lanka. Lyretail Hogfish have white, gold, red, and black markings alongside their bodies. Lyretail Hogfish are carnivores and feed off of snails, worms, mussels, and small fish. More

Minimum Tank Size: The Lyretail Hogfish prefers a tank of at least 80 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Diet: The Bodianus anthioides is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meaty treats. More

Lyretail Hogfish 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Lyretail Hogfish = Among the more beautiful and peaceful members of the Hogfish family, the Lyretail Hogfish is a hardy fish with unique coloration. More

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The Lyretail Hogfish has a white rear half with red spots, an orange-red head, and red fin tips. The caudal fin and pelvic fins are both elongated. Hogfish are closely related to wrasses and behave in much the same manner. More

Common names

bronzehead hogfish in English
Caudène in French (français)
Hiodoshibera in Japanese (日本語)
Hogfish ekor cogak in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Labre lyre in French (français)
Lierstert-varkvis in Afrikaans
Lyre-tail hogfish in English
Lyretail hogfish in English
Lyretail pigfish in English
Maldak in Creole, French
Maldak in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Sugale in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Tofarvet svinefisk in Danish (dansk)
似花普提魚 in Mandarin Chinese
似花普提鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
燕尾狐鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
燕尾狐鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Bodianus
Species : Bodianus anthioides
Authority : Bennett, 1832