Spanish Hogfish - Bodianus rufus The Spanish hogfish has a patch of blue highlight on the golden-yellow body across the back with violet scale margins. The Spanish hogfish are astonishingly beautiful with there gracefully flowing fins Dramatic colaration, cautious movements and beautiful body . Spanish hogfish are peaceful to keep these are extremely hardy and disease resistant to keep in tank inhabitants. The Spanish hogfish is aggressive towards smaller, docile fish that are easily bullied and can easily harm them if aroused to do so they have a semi aggressive type of temperament. But usually they are peaceful in nature and feast to keep. The Spanish hogfish has multiple color Emorphs whose relative abundances vary greatly among geographic locations. Maximum Size:
This species grows up to 16 inches in length. General Size:
This Spanish hogfish is about ten to thirteen inches in length. Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
A 55 gallon for juvenile and 155 gallon for adult larger aquarium provides a good environment for these Spanish hogfish. Tank Conditions:
The Spanish hogfish should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023. Habitat:
The Spanish hogfish occurs on coral reefs in western Atlantic ocean. In America, the Spanish hogfish is known from central to north-western Western America and Caspian sea near Spain. Feeding and Diet:
The Spanish hogfish diet consist of meaty foods such as live shrimps, small fishes, worm, mussel and squids. They are carnivorous.