Spotted hawkfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Xiphiidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cirrhitichthys Aprinus

    COMMON NAME - Spotted Hawkfish (Threadfin Hawkfish, Bloched Hawkfish)

    SIZE - 4.9" (12.5 cm)

    RANGE - Western 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 - Do not keep with more aggressive hawkfish. 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 if they are not the same size (the greater the difference in size the better the chance of a pair), adequate hiding places are a must.

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