Longnose Hawkfish - Oxycirrhites typus

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SKU: 245073
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: 0612-hawk

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The Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) has an elongated body with a long snout to probe crevices for food. The body is white to light pink in color and there is a pattern of red lines that form repeating squares. They need appropriately small food items for their thin snout.

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.

Specifications

Specifications
MPN
0612-hawk
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameLongnose Hawkfish
Scientific NameOxycirrhites typus
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)45
OriginIndo-Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
DietCarnivore
Temperature Range75-82
Internal Id
37270

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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