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Red Spotted Hawk

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Hawkfish
Red Spotted Hawk
Cirrhitichthys falco
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Care: 
Beginner
Diet: 
Carnivorous
Light: 
Medium
Place of origin: 
Melanesia

Red Spotted Hawk, Cirrhitichthys falco, is a small species of hawkfish found on tropical reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. The dorsal fin has ten spines with numerous tassels on the tips of the spines. The pectoral fins are thick and elongated and spread out when the fish is resting.The Red Spotted Hawk can reach 7 cm in total length and he is pinkish-red and white. Like many fish, this species can change sex. If a harem becomes too large, one of the females may become a male and take on part of the harem as a dominant male. A male can become a female and successfully breed, laying fertile eggs.

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