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Blood Red Hawkfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Blood Red Hawkfish
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The Blood Red Hawkfish, also known as the Banded Hawkfish or Redbar Hawkfish, has a bright red body with bluish-white freckles on the face and light vertical stripes along the body.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is acceptable. It is a hardy fish and any tank mates should be larger than itself and at least semi-aggressive. It will eat small fish and crustaceans.

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

Like other hawkfish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Batfish, Blennies, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Squirrelfish and Tangs & Surgeons

Name: Blood Red Hawkfish (Cirrhitops fasciatus)

Family: Cirrhitidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 5 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: With caution

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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