Lyretail hawkfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cyprinocirrhites Polyactis

    COMMON NAME - Lyretail Hawkfish (Swallowtail Hawkfish)

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Indo west 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 then can become aggressive towards newly introduced tankmates. If introduced at the same time more than one can be housed in a medium to large tank are not the same size, and if adequate hiding places are provided.

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