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      Arc-eye Hawkfish
      Arc-eye Hawkfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Paracirrhites arcatus
      Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 91 m
      Climate: tropical; 25 - 27°C
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and Rapa; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6. Occurs in a variety of color morphs, but always has a distinctive ring extending around and behind the eye.
      Biology: Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from 1 to at least 33 m where it found on heads of small branching corals, e.g. Stylophora, Pocillopora, Acropora. Feeds mainly on shrimps, small fishes, crabs, and other crustaceans.
      Aquarium Care: This species does best with tankmates that can hold their own against bullies. It will act aggressively to fish that are brought into the community after it is established (even when larger in size). Except for possibly some mechanical damage, the Arc-eye Hawkfish won't harm corals. They will, however, eat small crabs, cleaner, boxer, anemone, and Saron shrimps, along with smaller fish. One per tank, unless a known male-female pair is acquired. Feed meaty foods, including marine fish, mysid shrimp, crustacean flesh, and frozen preparations.
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