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Long Nose Hawk

  • Hawkfish should be added to aquariums with plenty of rock work.

  • Adult Oxycirrhites Hawkfish lack a swim bladder.

  • Be sure to provide ample ledges, caves, cracks and crevices should be provided in order for them to perch and hide.

  • Most Hawkfish are small, hardy and quite colorful making them a good addition to a home aquarium.

  • All Hawkfish start life as a female with the largest most dominant fish becoming a male.

  • Hawkfish are carnivores and will consume very small fish and other invertebrates.

  • Feed a varied diet of meaty and algae based foods multiple times daily.

  • Oxycirrhites Hawkfish are somewhat feisty and will defend their territory, house one per aquarium.

  • Oxycirrhites should be housed with tank mates that are not easily harrassed.

  • Provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid as they may jump.

  • Long Nose Hawkfish can grow to almost 5".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 50 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Easy

Behavior: Social

Diet: Flake Food, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: High

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