Arc eye hawkfish

Species information for the Arc eye hawkfish, in the Hawkfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paracirrhites Arcatus

    COMMON NAME - Arc-eye Hawkfish

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (114 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, harmless to sessile invertebrates. 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, and if adequate hiding places are provided. Will pick at small crabs, cleaner boxer, anemone, and saron shrimps, once acclimated may be aggressive to newly added tankmates even if large, best kept with fish that can hold their own.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 19, 2014
    jhnrb, Apr 6, 2009