Longnose Hawkfish

Longnose Hawkfish

The Long Nose Hawkfish, has a very unique personality and enjoys hopping around the tank and perching on rocks in a remarkable manner rather than continuously swimming around.  This fish holds a peculiar body shape with a thick boy and elongated nose. Its colouration consists of a white base with a net patterned array of red/orange lines, which really makes a eye catching fish. 

This fish requires a tank of at least 100 litres in volume, preferably one with a variety of live rock structures for hiding in and perching on. This is a very peaceful fish and will spend most of its time hopping along the sand bed and perching on top of rock. However, as they are bottom dwellers they may have squabbles with other bottom dwellers such as gobies and blennies when trying to protect their territory, however other than that they are very peaceful fish. 

These fish have great personalities and look amazing in reef aquariums as they really do add a unique hint of colour which is hard to find in other marine fish. It is also a good idea to house it with other peaceful fish in order to prevent it having to compete heavily for food.

This fish will thrive on a varied diet of meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, as well as other marine foods such as pellets and flakes. 

Minimum Tank Size100 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 5"
Colour Form: Red, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Cirrhitidae
Origin: Central America, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Sumatra

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. Fantastic Hawkfish. Easy to care for and a great addition to any marine tank. Mine is not aggressive. Likes to hang out at the top of the tank and survey his domain.

  2. I had this little guy for about a month and he is doing great! His favorite spot to perch is at the top of my live rock, wathing out for food. When I first got him, I gave him mysis shrimp but now he likes to eat marine flakes. He sometimes likes to pick on my firefish but usually leaves him alone. When I get ready to feed, my hawkfish is always ready, hovering in the water ready to eat. These fish are always on the look out and love to watch you. They are an awesome fish to watch and area good beginner fish. You will love these fish

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