Cuban Hogfish

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Cuban Hogfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Cuban Hogfish, Spotfin Hogfish and the correct latin name is Bodianus pulchellus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Caribbean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Semi-aggressive so that newbies should not buy this fish.

Cuban Hogfish can grow up to 25 cm what is approximately 9 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 465 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Cuban Hogfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Can be also found in the waters near South America.

The tank should have hiding places, there should not be any shrimps, crabs or snails because they will be considered as food.

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