Lyretail Hogfish

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Lyretail Hogfish

This species is known as Lyretail Hogfish, Forktail Hogfish and the correct latin name is Bodianus anthioides. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

They are aggressive, so it’s best to keep them alone or in really big tanks where fish can hide from each other.

Lyretail Hogfish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Lyretail 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Lyretail Hogfish picture no. 1

Lyretail Hogfish picture no. 2
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