Hawkfish Anthias

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Hawkfish Anthias

This marine aquarium fish is known as Hawkfish Anthias, Fathead Anthias and the correct latin name is Serranocirrhitus latus. It belongs to the Sea Basses family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Anthias is peaceful.

Hawkfish Anthias can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Hawkfish Anthias. (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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A planktivore. They eat Mysid Shrimp and Amphipods.

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