Spotted Hawkfish (Amblycirrhitus pinos)
Family: Cirrhitidae (Hawkfish)
Natural Range: Caribbean Ocean, Western Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 10 to 82 ft. Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Zooplankton, small shrimp, isopods, crabs, bristleworms
Natural History: The Spotted Hawkfish is found on lagoons, reef flats, faces, and slopes where dense coral and sponge growth occurs. It is observed perching on corals and sponges, waiting for food.
Husbandry: The Spotted Hawkfish is considered a hardy aquarium fish. It will likely be shy during acclimation but will generally become more aggressive after settling in. Only one hawkfish should be kept per aquarium unless 2 are introduced to a large aquarium with numerous hiding places. This species generally sits in the open and is considered an excellent reef species, although it will eat small ornamental crustaceans.
AKA: Redspotted Hawkfish
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