Arc Eye Hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus) CARE
The Arc Eye Hawkfish, Paracirrhites arcatus, comes from the Indo-Pacific region. They have an orange body with a long horizontal white stripe along the back half of its body. They get their name from a yellow and red arch-shaped mark behind the eyes.
Hawkfish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as marine fish and crustacean flesh, clams, and other marine meaty foods and/or frozen carnivore foods.
Arc Eye Hawkfish require an aquarium of 30 gallons or more with plenty of live rock for hiding and perching places. These fish are very aggressive and should only be kept in a tank with larger aggressive fishes such as dottybacks, large angelfishes, surgeonfishes, and triggerfishes.
They are considered reef safe “with caution” because although they are safe with coral, they may attack both fish and invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1-1/4” to 2”
Small-Medium: 2” to 2-1/2”
Medium: 2-1/2” to 3”
Medium-Large: 3” to 3-1/2”
Large: 3-1/2” to 4”
Extra Large: 4” to 5”