Pixy/Spotted Hawkfish

Latin name: (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus)

Care Level





Blue, Red, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended to house this hardy and aggressive fish. It is known to harass small, peaceful fish, as well as any other fish introduced to the tank after it has become established. Therefore, it is important to select tank mates that are larger than itself and at least semi-aggressive. Additionally, it is important to note that this fish will eat small fish and crustaceans. To ensure that your tank is a healthy and balanced environment, it is important to keep the size and aggressiveness of the fish in mind.

The Pixy Hawkfish is an opportunistic carnivore that should be fed a variety of marine meats, frozen preparations, and live feeder shrimp. It is important to ensure that the diet is high in protein and supplemented with vitamins and other nutrients. Additionally, I recommend offering a variety of food types to ensure maximum nutrition and to encourage natural foraging behavior. As an aquarist, it is important to provide a balanced diet to ensure the health and longevity of the Pixy Hawkfish. Furthermore, I suggest monitoring the Hawkfish’s eating habits to ensure that they are eating enough to remain healthy and active.

Due to the small nature of these earrings, the approximate purchase size is 1″ to 2-1/2″.

Gill's Fish