Bodianus pulchellusis commonly referred to as Spotfin Hogfish, Cuban hogfish, Hogfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 1200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs, rarely at depths greater than 24 m . Feed on crabs and small shellfish. Juveniles fishes pick parasites from other fishes. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. May hybridize with Spanish hogfish, B. rufus.