Falcos hawkfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cirrhitichthys Falco

    COMMON NAME - Falco's Hawkfish (Dwarf Hawkfish)

    SIZE - 2.8" (7 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 shy until acclimated to system. Less dangerous to tankmates than most other available hawkfish, a good choice for beginners. Not to be trusted with dartfishes, small gobies, some anthias, flasher wrasses. Should be the last fish introduced in a low aggressive species tank, spends most of the time sitting on the bottom. Keep only one per tank or a pair if obtainable.

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