Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)

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Common Name: Longnose Hawkfish
Scientific Name: Oxycirrhites typus
Reef-Safe: With Caution
Min. Tank Size: 40 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Max. Size: 13cm (5")
Range: Red Sea and Seychelles to Hawaiian and Society islands, and Australia (Great Barrier Reef and Timor Sea) to Japan; also found in the eastern Pacific from Gulf of California to Colombia.
Depth: 10 - 100m (32.8 - 328ft)
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: An interesting hawkfish that is known to perch on sea fans or similar corals as they camouflage to wait for prey to swim by. Can be aggressive to other smaller basslets, psudochromis, its own kind and timid tank mates. Will eat small ornamental shrimps and desired crustaceans. Known to jump.


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