Hog Fish

The various species of hog fish are also wrasses, and mostly grow to a medium or large size. Many of them have pretty colours and very attractive designs to use those colours to the best advantage. This group is generally undemanding and easy to keep. Watch out for those with delightful juveniles, but potentially able to mature into very big adults.

The Cuban Hogfish (bodianus pulchellus) has a strong red colour of a shade unusual in other marine fish species, and this integrates with the stark white and bright yellow colours with stunning impact.

The Cuban Hogfish (bodianus pulchellus) has a strong red colour of a shade unusual in other marine fish species, and this integrates with the stark white and bright yellow colours with stunning impact.

The Lyretail Hogfish (bodianus anthioides) is a delightful juvenile with elongated tailfin rays. This more mature form loses some of the length of those rays, but retains the superb colour and markings.

The Lyretail Hogfish (bodianus anthioides) is a delightful juvenile with elongated tailfin rays. This more mature form loses some of the length of those rays, but retains the superb colour and markings.