Coral Hogfish

Species information for the Coral Hogfish, in the Hogfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridea

    SCIENTIFIC NAME- Bodianus mesothorax

    COMMON NAME – Coral, Eclipse, Splitlevel, Mesothorax Hogfish

    SIZE– 10 in (25.5 cm)

    RANGE – Indo-Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 125 gal (473 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT- Aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods. Will also eat other crustaceans.



    CAPTIVE CARE - This is an aggressive fish and will do better with other larger aggressive fish as an adult. It will kill and harass smaller fish. As a juvenile it should be kept with more peaceful fish. As one of the worst tempered Hogfish, caution should be used around it.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2014
    little_fish, Jan 11, 2011