Hawkfish Species

Updated September 23, 2018
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
Social Media: FishLore on Social Media

Most of the regularaly available saltwater hawkfish get to be anywhere from 3 to 5 inches in size. They may eat smaller fish and invertebrates and because of that are not usually introduced to reef tanks. Fish only or even better, FOWLR setups, should work just fine provided they have compatible tank mates.

A good tight fitting hood to prevent jumping from the tank and feed them a regular diet of marine origin meaty type foods.


Longnose Hawkfish
Oxycirrhites typus
Longnose Hawkfish
The Hawkfish needs a bit of rock work to perch itself upon and watch life go by. Sometimes something will catch their eye and then they pounce, only to retreat back to their perch. Avoid keeping Longnose Hawkfish in tanks with small invertebrates because they can and will go after the inverts.