Red Diana Hogfish

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Red Diana Hogfish

This species is known as Red Diana Hogfish, Diana’s Hogfish and the correct latin name is Bodianus diana. It belongs to the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is Sri Lanka. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Red Diana 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 fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Red Diana 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.

Source: fishbase

Red Diana Hogfish picture - juvenile specimen



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