Falco Hawkfish


Fish Type: Hawkfish


Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys falco


Species: Cirrhitidae

Color: white, red, tan
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


This very unique looking Hawkfish is white with red-brown spots that run diagonally along the body. They have small tufts of bright yellow on the tips of their dorsal fin ray called cirri. They are also known as the Spotted Hawkfish but should not be mistaken for Cirrhitichthys aprinus.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places is acceptable for this hardy and aggressive fish. It should not be kept with larger more aggressive hawkfish. Although it eats small fish and shrimp, with caution, it can make an excellent reef inhabitant.

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

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