Coral Hawkfish

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Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

Family: Cirrhitidae

Origin: Indo Pacific, Central America, Red Sea, Fiji


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Aggressive
  • Lifespan: 5-7 years, possibly longer
  • Reef Compatible: With Caution
  • Water Conditions:  72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 3-4"
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons



The Coral Hawkfish, also sometimes called the Pixy Hawkfish, has a white body covered in numerous red spots that vary from light red to nearly brown in color. 

It should have hiding places within live rock and will spend most of it's time there or resting on the bottom of the tank. It will be aggressive towards other fish so it should only be housed with semi-aggressive fish larger than it so that it will have less success at picking on them. It cannot be housed with small crustaceans as it will eat them. It should be fed a varied, meaty diet.