Pixy/Spotted Hawkfish
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Pixy/Spotted Hawkfish
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Pixy/Spotted Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Blue, Red, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Origin Central America
Family Cirrhitidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Pixy Hawkfish, also known as the Coral Hawkfish, is sometimes referred to as the Spotted Hawkfish, but it should not be confused with Cirrhitichthys aprinus, also called the Spotted Hawkfish. The Pixy Hawkfish has a whitish-blue body with large red spots.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is acceptable for this hardy and aggressive fish. It will harass small, peaceful fish and most any other fish that is introduced to the aquarium after it has become established. Its tank mates should be larger than itself and at least semi-aggressive. It will eat small fish and crustaceans.

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

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2-1/2" 

Customer Testimonials

Bryan Butler Havertown , PA
Very interesting fish. I love watching him stalk around the tank. He seems to perch in the oddest places. He has taken a liking to my algae blenny and they seem to pal around perching next to one another. very hardy and good eater. He doesn't seem to bother any of my other fish (semi-aggressive tank).
Jovan Cinco Clermont , FL
Bold and brave attitude, fights with my bi-colored Damsel. Will look at you with it's eyeballs rolling, walks on rocks, and is a good eater. Adds life to my already lively tank. Like it's personality.
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