Blood red hawkfish

Species information for the Blood red hawkfish, in the Hawkfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cirrhitops Fasciatus

    COMMON NAME - Blood Red Hawkfish (Redbar or Banded Hawkfish)

    SIZE - 5" (12.7 cm)

    RANGE - Japan, Hawaii, Madagascar, Mauritius

    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.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10

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

    CAPTIVE CARE - Acclimates readily to captivity, house with larger or more aggressive fish (large angelfish, larger pseudochromids, larger wrasses, puffers, triggerfishes), will eat almost anything offered, feed pigment enriched foods to maintain its brilliant color including flake foods.

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