Freckled Hawkfish

Freckled Hawkfish
Latin name:
(Paracirrhites forsteri)

Care Level





Black, Green, Red, Tan, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

70 gallons


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A 70 gallon or larger aquarium is absolutely essential for this fish. This species hunts crustaceans and smaller fish, and should be the last fish introduced to any semi-aggressive to aggressive community of fish. It is known to become extremely territorial, and it will harass any new additions, including other hawkfish and even larger fish. It is important to note that this species is not recommended for a new aquarist. Additionally, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places and rocks for this fish to establish its territory.

The Freckled Hawkfish is a vulnerable species that requires a varied diet to maintain its health. It is essential to provide a variety of marine meats such as shrimp, clams, and worms. Frozen preparations like mysis shrimp and brine shrimp are also recommended to supplement the diet. Live feeder shrimp should also be offered occasionally to provide additional nutrients. In addition, it is important to provide regular vitamins and minerals to ensure optimal health. Overall, the Freckled Hawkfish diet should be balanced to provide adequate nutrients and prevent malnutrition. By providing a nutritious and varied diet, the Freckled Hawkfish can live a long and healthy life.

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