Blackside Hawkfish

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Blackside Hawkfish

This species is known as Blackside Hawkfish and the correct latin name is Paracirrhites forsteri. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Hawkfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Aggressive fish.

Blackside Hawkfish can grow up to 22 cm what is approximately 8 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2640cm2 of water surface which is approximately 409 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Blackside Hawkfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 13:14:18 UTC 2007
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