Spanish Hogfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Labridea

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Bodianus rufus

    COMMON NAME – Spanish Hogfish

    SIZE - 10 in (25.5 cm)

    RANGE - Caribbean

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 125 gal (473 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Easy

    TEMPERAMENT - Aggressive

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



    CAPTIVE CARE – As a juvenile it will clean parasites off of other fish and is quite peaceful. As it matures it will get more aggressive, needing larger housing and more aggressive tank mates. It will harass and possibly kill smaller tank mates.

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