Longnose Hawkfish

lg 26143 Longnose Hawkfish
Latin name: (Oxycirrhites typus)

Care Level





Red, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is ideal for the Longnose Hawkfish, and its tank should be equipped with a tight-fitting lid to prevent its escape. This hardy and semi-aggressive fish is a great addition to a reef tank, as it can coexist peacefully with other fish, and it often takes shelter in Red Gorgonian Sea Fans or other similar decor. Despite its tendency to eat small fish and shrimp, proper tank maintenance and conditions can help ensure that the Longnose Hawkfish remains a peaceful and beneficial inhabitant. Additionally, when provided with the right environment, the Longnose Hawkfish can become a stunning centerpiece for any aquarium.

The Longnose Hawkfish is a unique and fascinating addition to any marine tank. Its diet should include a variety of marine meats, frozen preparations, and live feeder shrimp. A varied diet will ensure it remains healthy, active and vibrant. Additionally, the Longnose Hawkfish should be provided with plenty of live rock and hiding places to help it feel secure and comfortable. Supplementing its diet with vitamins and minerals is also recommended. With proper care, this species can live up to 10 years in a home aquarium.

The approximate purchase size for small, medium, and large sizes is 3/4″ to 1-1/4″, 1-1/4″ to 2-3/4″, and 2-3/4″ to 4″, respectively.

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