Longnose hawkfish


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FAMILY - Xiphiidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Oxycirrhites Typus

COMMON NAME - Longnose Haekfish

SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

RANGE - Indo Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty marine fare for carnivores, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, fresh/live and frozen preparations. Feed daily.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - May feed on smaller delicate shrimp, small fish, otherwise, excellent.

CAPTIVE CARE - The hawkfish acclimates well to captivity. May be aggressive towards firefishes, dart gobies and fish with elongate bodies. If introduced at the same time more than one can be housed in a medium to large tank if they are a male, female pair, and if adequate hiding places are provided. Add both at the same time, if individuals fight they should be separated immediately, subject to being battered by other hawkfish, may jump out of open top tanks.

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