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Old 12/08/2006, 06:39 PM
Sigmund Sigmund is offline
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Question Any experience with Peppermint Hogfish?

Wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Peppermint Hogfish / Masudai Hogfish (Bodianus sp.) in their reef. I have a 90 gallon reef with no shrimp, and mostly peaceful fish:
2 Percula Clowns - 2in.
1 Leopard Wrasse - 3in.
1 Possum Wrasse - 2in.
1 Potters Angel - 2in.
1 BlueSpot Jawfish - 3in.
1 Pajama Cardinal - 2 in.
1 Copperband Butterfly - 3in.
1 Blue Linka Starfish
Lots of diferent LPS corals

Anyone see any problems or have any suggestions? A LFS can get me one for a reasonable price. I was originally looking at a swissguard basslett but based upon more research it seemed I might not have seen it in the tank enough.

The Peppermint Hogfish seems like it will be more viewable / enjoyable. Any comments / thoughts?
Old 12/08/2006, 10:36 PM
nickiwit nickiwit is offline
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I used to love mine until it got aggressive after about 3 years. It killed my bicolor blenny and orange spot goby. I sold it to someone else before it took out my randall goby that I have had for 7 years.

I don't think this is the typical experience though.
Old 12/08/2006, 11:43 PM
Tremelle Tremelle is offline
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The one I had was an easy going fish. It was kept with shrimp and a small arrowhead pygmy wrasse. It did jump into the overflows twice. When I got it out the second time I took it back to the lfs and got a store credit. I would rather have a store credit then a dried fish behind the tank.
Old 12/08/2006, 11:45 PM
saltycreefer saltycreefer is offline
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I put one in a service account and it was fine til it got about 5'' and then everything similar in shape was wrecktified.
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