Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish

lg 80268 Geometric Pygmy Perchlet
Latin name: (Plectranthias inermis)

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20 gallons



The Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish is a beautiful and fascinating fish to own in the home aquarium. They are hardy and generally peaceful, but may become aggressive towards other bottom dwelling fish like gobies and blennies. It is important to provide them with an appropriately sized tank of at least 20 gallons, with plenty of live rock for hiding and feeding. This species is a reef inhabitant in the wild, occurring within the rubble zones and often found among plate corals (Fungia sp.). To ensure a healthy and stress-free environment for the Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish, regular water changes and careful monitoring of water parameters are recommended. Additionally, it is important to provide the correct diet for this species to ensure its health and longevity in the aquarium.

The Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish is an incredibly hardy and adaptable species of fish. They can easily be kept in a wide range of aquariums and thrive in a variety of conditions. Their natural diet includes zooplankton, so it is important for them to be offered a variety of meaty foods including; vitamin enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and small pieces of shrimp and fish. It is highly recommended that this species is fed several meals a day in small amounts. Additionally, frozen and live foods are also a great option to ensure optimal health.

Since this is a small purchase, we can estimate the purchase size to be around 1″ to 1-1/2″.

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