Fish Guide

Soaring Hawkfish   (Cyprinocirrhites polyactis)
Family: Cirrhitidae (Hawkfish)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 33 to 433 ft.   Size: 5.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Zooplankton, crustacean larvae, copepods
Natural History: The Soaring Hawkfish is found on reef faces and slopes of coral reefs. It si commonly observed resting on sponges, stony corals, or gorgonians. This hawkfish (unlike its relatives) will swim up and feed in with water column, feeding on zooplankton. It is most commonly observed in pairs or small groups.
Husbandry: The Soaring Hawkfish will generally rest on rock or stony coral perches. It may hide near the base of anemones such as Heteractis. It is reported to be less aggressive than other hawkfishes but will likely still bully other smaller peaceful tankmates. It should be kept singly unless two are added to an aquarium simultaneously.

AKA: Lyretail Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish

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