Spotted hawkfish


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FAMILY - Xiphiidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cirrhitichthys Aprinus

COMMON NAME - Spotted Hawkfish (Threadfin Hawkfish, Bloched Hawkfish)

SIZE - 4.9" (12.5 cm)

RANGE - Western 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 - Do not keep with more aggressive hawkfish. May be shy until acclimated to system then can become aggressive towards newly introduced tankmates. If introduced at the same time more than one can be housed in a medium to large tank if they are not the same size (the greater the difference in size the better the chance of a pair), adequate hiding places are a must.

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