Falco Hawkfish

The dwarf hawkfish typically rests at the bottom of massive corals. It usually occurs singly but may be in pairs and feeds on fish larvae, small crustaceans and other invertebrates on the seabed. 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. What makes this species unusual is that the new male may revert to the female sex if challenged by a more powerful male. A male can become a female and successfully breed, laying fertile eggs.

  • Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys falco
  • Origin: Indo - Pacific
  • Lifespan: 2-4 years
  • Max Size: 3 inches
  • Food: live, flake, frozen
  • Shipping Size: 1 to 2 inches