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The Blood Red Hawkfish, also known as the Banded Hawkfish or Redbar Hawkfish, is a vibrant species that is easily recognizable. Its body is a bright red color with bluish-white freckles on its face and light vertical stripes along the body. This fish is a stunning addition to any saltwater aquarium, and its hardy nature makes it a popular choice among hobbyists. Additionally, the Blood Red Hawkfish is a peaceful species that typically gets along well with other tank mates. It is an active swimmer and has an extended lifespan when properly cared for.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended when keeping a hardy fish such as this. To ensure the safety of the fish and its tank mates, any fish or crustaceans that are kept with this fish should be larger than itself and at least semi-aggressive. This fish is known to eat small fish and crustaceans, so it is important to be mindful of this when selecting tank mates. This fish is also incredibly resilient and adaptable, making it a great addition to any aquarium.
The Blood Red Hawkfish diet should include a variety of high quality marine meats, frozen preparations, and live feeder shrimp.