Red Diana Hogfish (Bodianus diana)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Red sea, Indian Ocean
Depth: 65 to 100 ft. Size: 10 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: small fish, bivalves, clams, bristleworms, crustaceans
Natural History: The Red Diana Hogfish is found in small groups on reef slopes and dropoffs. Juveniles are usually found near shelters and are facultative cleaners. They will sometimes join other wrasses at cleaning stations to pick parasites off of other fish.
Husbandry: The Red Diana Hogfish usually readily acclimates to captivity. It is the most aggressive of the Bodianus hogfishes, and It will become aggressive as an adult. As an adult, it will likely eat smaller fish. It will also feed on ornamental shrimp and pick at the fins of its tankmates.
AKA: Diana's Hogfish
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