Spanish Hogfish

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Spanish Hogfish

This species is known as Spanish Hogfish and the correct latin name is Bodianus rufus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Wrasses family. (e) It's origin is South America. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is semi-aggressive and beginners should not keep it.

Spanish Hogfish can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Spanish 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.

Spanish Hogfish picture no. 1

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