Longnose Hawkfish



The Longnose Hawkfish has a white body and red striping that runs horizontally as well as vertically. They are friendly and are fascinating to observe. They are the only Hawkfish that has been reported to have produced spawn in captivity. 30 gallons or greater aquarium is fine, but it must have a secure lid. Longnose Hawkfish is a hardy semi-aggressive tank mate, but bigger hawkfish could overwhelm it. While it is a scavenger for small shrimp and fish It is a great reef fish in the right conditions. It loves to perch upon and is concealed with its Red Gorgonian Sea Fan or another similar décor. A Longnose Hawkfish diet should include different seafood meats, frozen products as well as fresh feeder shrimp. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4"; Medium: 1-1/4" to 2-3/4"; Large: 2-3/4" to 4"
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General information regarding Longnose Hawkfish The Longnose Hawkfish Oxycirrhites Typus is white with red stripes that run both vertically and horizontally. They are very entertaining and are fascinating to observe. An aquarium that is large or medium is fine, and it should be fitted with an extremely tight-fitting lid to avoid escape. It is a hardy semi-aggressive species, however, larger hawkfish could overwhelm it. While it is a scavenger for small shrimp and fish it is an excellent reef occupant in the right conditions. It prefers to perch and is concealed with Red Gorgonian Sea Fan or other similar decorations.  
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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