Pacific Redstriped Hogfish

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Bodianus sp. - Bloch, 1790
Pacific Redstriped Hogfish

This deep-water fish is a good choice for the reef aquarium, but is best kept one per tank as it tends to quarrel with other wrasses. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

Once rare, this beautiful species is now readily available to reef aquarists. It will readily adapt to brightly lit reef aquariums even though it is normally found in deep water.

Family: Labridae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Habitat: This is a deep-water species, found at depths of 20 and 50 m (66 to 165 feet) and is reported from depths greater than 60 m (200 feet).

Maximum length: 10 cm (4 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 76 L (20 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Feeding

Meaty foods, including finely shredded frozen seafood, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations, and pigment-enriched flake food. Feed at least twice a day.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

It is generally safe in most reef systems, but larger individuals may become a threat to small bivalves and crustaceans. It has been kept with cleaner and pistol shrimps without a problem, but it was reported that a larger individual attacked a molting Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus). It may chase similarly shaped wrasses incessantly. Keep only one per tank as they are likely to quarrel.

[edit] Special Care

This hogfish is a great jumper, so the tank must be kept covered.

[edit] Notes

This species is awaiting formal taxonomic description and official naming.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Pacific Redstriped HogfishRDF feed
Common name Pacific Redstriped Hogfish  +
Family Labridae  +
Genus Bodianus  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 4 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 20 gal  +
Native range Christmas Island  +, Sulawesi  +, and Bali  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name sp.  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +