Spanish Hogfish

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Spanish Hogfish

This marine aquarium fish 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) Origin of this fish 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 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). Very large aquariums have 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Spanish Hogfish picture no. 1

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Spanish Hogfish picture no. 3



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