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09/28/2012, 09:27 PM
Is this a Wrasse or a Hog fish? I own this fish and want to place some wrasses in the tank with him but not sure they will get along.

09/28/2012, 09:36 PM
Redstripe hogfish.

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09/28/2012, 09:45 PM
Hog fish are wrasses, Labridae (Caribbean) and Bodianus (Pacific) family.

09/28/2012, 10:13 PM
Anyone know if wrasses can be kept with this fish.

09/28/2012, 10:57 PM
Masuda hogfish, very nice find. Generally a pretty rare fish. Around here they retail around $160.

Yes, they would be fine with other wrasses. Hogs are wrasses. Most wrasses mix quite well, with a few exceptions. I have 7 wrasses in my aquarium with no issues at all.

09/29/2012, 10:58 PM
Cool, thanks. Most sites would say this fish is reef safe but he did attack and kill 2 cleaner shrimp in my tank. The shrimp were both in the tank before he was. I was surprised because they were in there together for about 2 weeks befre it happened. Both in the same day.

09/29/2012, 11:43 PM
Some Wrasses seem find Cleaner Shrimp delicious. I found that out the hard way many years ago. Mine was a Hawaiian and should never have been in the tank anyway. I needed this site then!