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The Freckled Hawkfish, also known as Forster's Hawkfish or Blackside Hawkfish, undergoes color changes several times during its lifetime. As a juvenile, it is burgundy with a yellow tail. As an adult, it may be pink, brown, or an olive color. The black or red freckles on the face are constant throughout its lifetime.
A 70 gallon or larger aquarium is necessary for this fish. It hunts crustaceans and smaller fish, and it should be the last fish introduced to a semi-aggressive to aggressive community of fish. It becomes very territorial and will harass new additions including other hawkfish and fish that are much larger than itself.
|Scientific Name:||Paracirrhites forsteri|
|Minimum Tank Size:||70 gallons|
|Water Conditions:||72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025|
|Color Form:||Black, Green, Red, Tan, Yellow|
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