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Scientific Name:Paracirrhites arcuatus

Common Names:Arc Eye Hawkfish, Arc Eyed Hawkfish

Occur in lagoon and seaward reefs from 1 to at least 33 m, on heads of small branching corals, e.g. Stylophora, Pocillopora, Acropora. Benthic. Feed mainly on shrimps, small fishes, crabs, and other crustaceans. Solitary.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Maldives, Micronesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

In the aquarium, the Arc Eye Hawkfish needs a carnivore diet and it is a happy eater. Mostly feeds on varied marine meats and live feeder shrimp. It can also fees crabs and small fish.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

Common Names:Coral Hawkfish, Pixy Hawkfish, Spotted Hawkfish

Inhabit areas of rich coral growth and clear water of lagoon, channel, or seaward reefs from below the surge zone to depths of at least 40 m. They rest on, in, or beneath hard or soft corals. Feed on crustaceans and small fishes. Males are territorial and haremic.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Red Sea, Tonga
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Coral Hawkfish is carnivores and feeds on marine meats, frozen preparations and live feeder shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhitichthys falco

Common Names:Falco Hawkfish, Dwarf Hawkfish , Spotted Hawkfish

Shallow coastal to outer reef flats and slopes to 45 m depth. Common inhabitant of coral reefs, typically resting at the bases of coral heads. Studies indicate that it is haremic and spawns nightly. Occasionally in pairs. Sometimes solitary.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, indo-Pacific, Vanuatu
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Falco Hawkfish should include a variety of meaty foods. These diets must contain fish and crustacean flesh, frozen mysis shrimp and other frozen commercial preparations. Also accept flake or pellet with time.

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Scientific Name:Neocirrhites armatus

Common Names:Flame Hawkfish, Brilliant Hawkfish, Scarlet Hawfish

Common along surge-swept reef fronts and submarine terraces to a depth of about 11 m. Usually seen hiding among branches of live corals (Stylophora mordax, Pocillopora elegans, P. eydouxi, or P. verrucosa). Retreats deep into the coral when approached. Feeds on small crustaceans. Oviparous, monogamous. Highly priced aquarium fish, requires well-oxygenated water and fades in captivity.

Origin: Central Pacific , Fiji, Tahiti
Max Size: 3.75 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Flame Hawkfish is carnivores and requires a diet rich in meaty foods. These diets should include mysis and brine shrimp and meaty frozen foods.

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Scientific Name:Paracirrhites forsteri

Common Names:Freckled Hawkfish, Blackside Hawkfish, Forster's Hawkfish

Inhabits clear lagoon or seaward reefs to at least 33 m depth, but may venture very deep. Occurs openly on coral and soft-bottom habitats, occasionally in pairs. Benthic. Tends to perch on outermost branches of Stylophora, Pocillopora, and Acropora corals. Feeds mainly on small fishes and crustaceans, sometimes on shrimps and is territorial and haremic. Solitary on corals. Marketed mostly fresh.

Origin: Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu,
Max Size: 8.5 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Freckled Hawkfish is carnivores and requires a diet rich in meaty foods. These diets should include mysis and brine shrimp and meaty frozen foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhitus rivulatus

Common Names:Giant Hawkfish,

Solitary, bottom-living in shallow waters. Lies very still on rock ledges and is well camouflaged against the rocks. Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. Considered a good food fish.

Origin: Eastern Pacific, Sea of Cortez 
Max Size: 24 "
Recommended Tank: 120 gallons
Care Level:
Temperament:
Reef Safe:
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The Giant Hawkfish is carnivores and needs a diet rich in meaty foods. These diets should include mysis and brine shrimp and meaty frozen foods. It also happily accepts fresh seafood like clams, squid, shrimp and scallops.

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Scientific Name:Oxycirrhites typus

Common Names:Longnose Hawkfish,

Inhabits steep outer reef slopes exposed to strong currents where it lives in large gorgonians and black corals. Benthic. Feeds on small benthic or planktonic crustaceans. The suggestion that this species lays demersal eggs is questionable. Pelagic spawning has been observed for this species from field observations. Monogamous, strongly territorial. Uncommon to rare in most areas.

Origin: Central America, Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Sri Lanka, Sumatra
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Longnose Hawkfish is carnivores and needs a diet rich in meaty foods. These diets should include mysis and brine shrimp and meaty frozen foods.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhitops fasciatus

Common Names:Red Bar Hawkfish, Banded Hawkfish, Blood Red Hawkfish

Occurs on seaward reefs, in areas of moderate to rich coral growth. Typically at the bases of coral heads on hard bottoms. Benthic. Feeds about equally on small fishes, shrimps and crabs; to a lesser extent, on sipunculids and zooplankton (larval shrimps, copepods, amphipods and larval gastropods).

Origin: Christmas Island, Hawaii, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Red Bar Hawkfish is carnivores and needs a diet rich in meaty foods. These diets should include mysis and brine shrimp and meaty frozen foods.

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Scientific Name:Amblycirrhitus pinos

Common Names:Red Spotted Hawkfish, Granny Hawkfish, Ruby Hawkfish

Moderately common in rocky areas and among rubble, often in crevices and shallow caves. Usually lies at rest on the substrate. Feeds primarily on small crustaceans, particularly copepods, shrimps and shrimp larvae, crabs and crab larvae as well as polychaetes.

Origin: Caribbean, Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Spotted Hawkfish should include a variety of marine meats, frozen preparations and live feeder shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Common Names:Spotted Hawkfish, Blotched Hawkfish, Threadfin Hawkfish

A common species found in rocky and coral areas of subtidal coastal reefs. Enters shallow harbors and estuaries. Solitary or in small groups.

Origin: Central America, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Spotted Hawkfish should include a variety of marine meats, frozen preparations and live feeder shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Cyprinocirrhites polyactus

Common Names:Swallowtail Hawkfish , Lyretail Hawkfish, Red Hawkfish, Soaring Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish

Found on steep slopes and around small coral heads exposed to currents. Hovers several meters above the bottom and feeds mainly on pelagic crustaceans, copepods, and other animals of the plankton. Also found around sponges.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Maldives, Vanuatu
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Swallowtail Hawkfish is a safe fish to keep and initially feeds on zooplankton as well as large ornamental inverts like cleaner shrimp. Its diet should contain a variety of marine meats, frozen preparations, and live feeder shrimp.

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