Flame Hawkfish (Neocirrhites armatus)

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Flame Hawkfish

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Flame Hawkfish

Neocirrhites armatus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Flame Hawkfish, Brilliant Hawkfish, Scarlet Hawkfish

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the Pacific Ocean, predominantly in the Ryukyu Islands to the Line Islands and Mangaréva, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Austral Islands; Caroline, Mariana, and the Wake islands in Micronesia.[1]

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

The Flame Hawkfish is generally peaceful towards other fish but it's best kept one to a tank and not with smaller fish nor invertebrates. It should be kept with other bottom dwellers with caution.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A secure lid is a must as these fish are known to jump.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Rather than swimming, the Flame Hawkfish prefers to perch on a rock to survey its surroundings.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fishbase (Mirrors: Icons-flag-us.png) Distribution

External links[edit | edit source]