Longnose Hawkfish - Oxycirrhites typus
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|Reef Safe:||With Caution
With its exaggerated pointy face, the Longnose Hawkfish's name needs no explanation. This beautiful species is marked with crossing vertical and horizontal red and white stripes, giving it a checkerboard appearance. This fish can often be found perching on various rocks or equipment in the aquarium looking out for prey below.
Longnose Hawkfish grow to 5 inches long, and may be kept in aquariums of 30 gallons or more. They are considered semi-aggressive, as they may not get along with other hawkfish or smaller fish, which they may consider prey. Invertebrates such as shrimp and crabs will also likely be on the menu, earning them the status of reef safe with caution. As with other hawkfish, it's important to provide a well fitted lid on their aquarium to prevent jumping.
Longnose Hawkfish are carnivores, and should be provided with a diet rich in meaty frozen foods.