Freckled hawkfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paracirrhites Forsteri

    COMMON NAME - Freckled Hawkfish (Forster's Hawkfish, Blackside Hawkfish)

    SIZE - 8.9" (22.5 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty marine fare for carnivores, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, fresh/live and frozen preparations, squid, chopped fresh or frozen fish. Feed Daily.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will feed on shrimp, small fish, otherwise, excellent.

    CAPTIVE CARE - The hawkfish acclimates well to captivity, a highly predatory fish, a voracious fish eater, aggressive towards newly introduced tankmates and fish with similar behavior, best kept with triggerfishes, large angels, large surgeonfishes, and other that will not be intimidated, keep only one per tank unless a male female pair can be obtained, several color morphs exist from pink to brown colorations.

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