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Redbarred Hawkfish - Cirrhitops fasciatus - Large

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The Redbarred Hawkfish (Cirrhitops fasciatus) has bright red bands and speckles on a white body. It grows to a modest size at around 5 inches and is common in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawkfish are generally hardy fish with tons of "personality". They do not have swim bladders like most other fish and can usually be found perching on the substrate or rockwork. When a potential meal or invaders to their territorial swims (or crawls) by, the hawkfish will swoop in like their avian namesakes. They are always alert and will "hop" from perch to perch to investigate their surroundings.

These fish can be kept with most other tankmates in a community or reef aquarium. Aside from any irritation that their perching may cause, they will not bother or damage corals and stationary invertebrates. They will, however, prey on smaller tankmates and crustaceans like shrimp.

Hawkfish are not picky eaters and will almost always act hungry. They can be fed a variety of size-appropriate meaty foods (various types of shrimp, scallop, krill, fish flesh, plankton, squid, etc.) and most will also accept prepared foods like flakes and pellets. Larger hawkfish can be given live ghost shrimp as an occasional treat.
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Common NameRedbarred Hawkfish - Large
Scientific NameCirrhitops fasciatus
OriginHawaiian Islands
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes, with larger fish only
Max Size (in inches)5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)45
Internal Id

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico

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