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. They even have the ability to blow water over the sand to uncover bits of food at the bottom of the aquarium. Lyretail Hogfish grow to 8 inches at full maturity and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 70 gallons.
Origin: Africa, Fiji, Sri Lanka
Size: 8 Inches at full length
Feeding: Carnivore, should be fed snails, worms, mussels, and small fish
Aquarium: saltwater, should not be kept in a reef aquarium
Minimum Tank Size: 70 Gallons
Care: Moderate, mid level care
Compatibility: Can be kept with other fish of the same temperament.