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Pixy Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus):

  • Average Size: Up to 3 inches
  • Max Size: Approximately 3 inches
  • Tank Size Required: Suitable for smaller marine aquariums; a tank size of at least 30 gallons is recommended.


Temperament: Pixy Hawkfish are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially towards other hawkfish or similar-looking species. They have a perch-and-pounce hunting behavior.


Unique Traits: These hawkfish are known for their vibrant colors, which can include shades of red, orange, and yellow. They have elongated bodies and perch on rocks or coral branches.


Origin: Indigenous to the Indo-Pacific region, including areas like the Great Barrier Reef, Pixy Hawkfish are found in coral-rich environments.


Other Names:

  • Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
  • Longnose Hawkfish


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: Pixy Hawkfish are carnivores. They primarily feed on small fish and invertebrates. In captivity, they can be fed a diet of small marine pellets, frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp or mysis shrimp.


Characteristics and Looks: The Pixy Hawkfish has a distinctive appearance with its elongated body, large pectoral fins, and a prominent snout. The coloration can vary, but they often have vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.023-1.025
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Pixy Hawkfish

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