• Home
  • Diana Hogfish - Bodianus diana - Juvenile

Diana Hogfish - Bodianus diana - Juvenile

(0) No Reviews yet
Item: 213375

Out of Stock

Out of Stock

The adult Diana Hogfish (Bodianus diana) is predominantly red with a golden color throughout the body. The fins are trimmed in red and four white spots are aligned below the dorsal fin. There are black spots on the ventral and anal fins. The juvenile Diana Hogfish is maroon with many white spots and blotches and a black spot on each fin. Subadults are changing from the juvenile to adult colorations and their coloration may vary depending on the progress of this color change. This is one of the more aggressive hogfish and may harass other tankmates.

Hogfish are closely related to wrasses and behave in much the same manner. They are active swimmers and are best kept in a tank with plenty of room for them to swim. They also spend much of their time picking at rockwork in the search for tiny animals living within. Juveniles of many hogfish will act as "cleaner fish", picking parasites and dead scales off of other fish. This behavior ends or may become harmful to the recipient fish by the time the hogfish is an adult.

Feed your hogfish a meaty variety of foods. They will normally accept most pellets, frozen formulas, shrimp, scallops and mussels. They can be housed with larger community tankmates like angels, tangs, damsels and some of the more peaceful triggers. Hogfish have been known to overturn corals while searching for food but most do not actively prey on corals; use caution when introducing hogfish into any reef system. They may prey on ornamental crustaceans like crabs and shrimp.
Common NameDiana Hogfish - Juvenile
Scientific NameBodianus diana
Reef SafeYes, with caution
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes, with caution
Max Size (in inches)10
Min Tank Size (in gallons)100
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82

Ratings & Reviews

No reviews available

Be the first to Write a Review