The Flame Hawkfish is one of my all time favorite fish and I have always had one in my reef tank. Their body is a striking red color and they have a black stripe going down their back. Despite their striking coloration, they do look goofy since they are not great swimmers and have these “bug” eyes that rotate independently of one another.
The goofiness really gives them some character and a personality, making them a unique addition to any reef tank. These fish have so much personality that my daughter thought it was appropriate to give our first one a name, which turned out to be Burt (I guess he looked like a Burt….no offense to any of you Burts MORE