Red Spotted Hawkfish

Red Spotted Hawkfish

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Cirrhitichthys falco

Due to variations within species, your item may not look
identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between
individual specimen.

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Color Form: Red, Tan, White, Yellow

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Water Conditions: 72-78? F, dKH 8-12, pH
8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 3"

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

Family: Cirrhitidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

 

This very unique looking Hawkfish is white with red-brown
spots that run diagonally along the body. They have small tufts of bright
yellow on the tips of their dorsal fin ray called cirri. They are also known as
the Spotted Hawkfish but should not be mistaken for Cirrhitichthys aprinus.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding
places is acceptable for this hardy and aggressive fish. It should not be kept
with larger more aggressive hawkfish. Although it eats small fish and shrimp,
with caution, it can make an excellent reef inhabitant.

 

The Falco Hawkfish diet should include a variety of
marine meats, frozen preparations, and live feeder shrimp