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I think I might be more in love with some of these fish than my seahorses right now and that's saying a lot from me!  Looooove these guys!  There's some other awesome ones here too that I'm waiting for lights to come on to take pics of.  Stop by and check them out. <3

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Box fish are always cool! What the heck is the blue one with yellow spots (second pic)? That one is so awesome!!😍

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10 minutes ago, Emerald525 said:

Box fish are always cool! What the heck is the blue one with yellow spots (second pic)? That one is so awesome!!😍

I was wondering about that myself. Where’s @Flashy Fins when you need her?

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4 minutes ago, Exodus said:

@Emerald525 I think its a splitlevel hogfish

 

(forgot an "l")

Ah - I was thinking hogfish based on the body type but haven’t seen that one before. 

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On 11/18/2017 at 10:47 AM, albertareef said:

I was wondering about that myself. Where’s @Flashy Fins when you need her?

Fish nerd bells are ringing! @Exodus is correct, split-level hogfish (or Eclipse hogfish, as I know it; same creature). They’re not blue, as the lighting suggests, but burgundy and yellow. Gets huge and will eat your inverts, as well as smaller fish once it’s large enough, although the pointy little face of a juvie is hard to resist! Cuban hogfish is my fave, but the Eclipse is a good hog, too. 

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On ‎11‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 10:36 AM, Emerald525 said:

Box fish are always cool! What the heck is the blue one with yellow spots (second pic)? That one is so awesome!!😍

It's a hog fish and he is now in my tank !!!

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7 hours ago, Flashy Fins said:

Fish nerd bells are ringing! @Exodus is correct, split-level hogfish (or Eclipse hogfish, as I know it; same creature). They’re not blue, as the lighting suggests, but burgundy and yellow. Gets huge and will eat your inverts, as well as smaller fish once it’s large enough, although the pointy little face of a juvie is hard to resist! Cuban hogfish is my fave, but the Eclipse is a good hog, too. 

It is blue and yellow. Brett said coral hog fish.

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3 minutes ago, kknight said:

It is blue and yellow. Brett said coral hog fish.

I have never seen one that color very cool!

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1 hour ago, kknight said:

It is blue and yellow. Brett said coral hog fish.

[language filter], how many names has this fish been given? Its in its juvenile stage as of now, when it grows and changes you will see why they call it a SplitLevel, but Coral Hogfish is also a name used for it too.

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6 minutes ago, Exodus said:

[language filter], how many names has this fish been given? Its in its juvenile stage as of now, when it grows and changes you will see why they call it a SplitLevel, but Coral Hogfish is also a name used for it too.

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So my blue and yellow spotted fish will turn pink and yellow ?

If so that would be cool

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1 minute ago, kknight said:

So my blue and yellow spotted fish will turn pink and yellow ?

If so that would be cool

Difficult to say to be honest, They range from a Light Pink on the Front to a Dark Purple and Yellow to White on the Back, though the Black Stripe Down the Middle will be there. It makes me wonder if these color ranges should be considered different genesis's, but apart from slight color variation they all look the same.

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2 hours ago, kknight said:

It is blue and yellow. Brett said coral hog fish.

Split-level, Eclipse, and Coral hogfish are all the same fish. No end to common names, but I’ll take that over learning Latin. :sleep:

I can see how reef lighting would make the deep color look purple or blue, but it will change as it gets older, like Exodus showed. Liveaquaria also has a nice picture showing juvie and adult color forms. 

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Apparently, also known as Mesothorax hogfish. That sounds like a disease you’d hear late-night commercials about, telling you to call a lawyer now! :laugh:

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That adult color pattern is really attractive as well.  Too bad it has such a taste for inverts :shock: cleanup crew beware!

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