Lyretail Hogfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridea

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Bodianus anthioides

    COMMON NAME – Lyretail Hogfish

    SIZE – 9.5 in (24 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Sri Lanka

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 100 gal (378 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT – Semi-aggressive

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



    CAPTIVE CARE - This is a semi-aggressive fish and does best with fish of similar temperament. It may bother smaller fish. This is one of the least aggressive hogfish.

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