Coral hawkfish

Species information for the Coral hawkfish, in the Hawkfish category.

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cirrhitichthys Oxycephalus

    COMMON NAME - Coral Hawkfish (pixy Hawkfish)

    SIZE - 3.3" (8.5 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, an aggressive hawkfish that should not be housed with smaller less aggressive species, (targets of preference are small dottybacks, grammas, pygmy angelfishes, small butterflyfishes, sand perches, gobies, dartfishes), should be the last fish added, keep only one per tank.

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