The Freckled Hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri, also known as Forster's Hawkfish, Blackside Hawkfish, or the Freckle Faced Hawkfish, features a beautiful red and white body with vibrant red spots across its cheeks and face. There is a dark black splotch towards its anal fin that fades into its red upper half. Juveniles are more of a yellow color and mold into its adult coloration.
The Freckled Hawk is disease resistent making it hardy when cared for properly.
Freckled Hawkfish Care Facts:
best kept in tanks of at least 75 gallons with plenty of live rock hiding places
they may eat small ornamental inverts, small fish but will not nip on corals or clams
it may become territorial with other aggressive fish species
it will feed on a varied carnivorous diet
best not to be kept with small timid fish that might become the Freckled Hawk's prey