Falco's Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco)
Family: Cirrhitidae (Hawkfish)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian Ocean
Depth: 13 to 151 ft. Size: 2.7 in. Jumps: No Space: 15+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Small fish, xanthids crabs, shrimp, zooplankton, copepods, amphipods
Natural History: Falco's Hawkfish is generally found on reef crests, faces, and slopes in areas of rich coral growth. It is highly associated with the bases of coral heads. While juveniles are found singly, adults exist in haremic groups consisting of one male and 4 or more females.
Husbandry: Falco's Hawkfish is considered a hardy aquarium species and its aggression is less of a danger to its tankmates because of its small size. It should not be housed with small peaceful fish which it may feed upon. It is also a danger to small ornamental shrimp and crabs. It is an excellent fish for small systems.
AKA: Dwarf Hawkfish
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