Flame Hawkfish

Fish Type: Hawkfish

Scientific Name: Neocirrhites armatus


Color: red
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Pieces of the Ocean

A popular hawkfish that is very active and bold, and has very interesting personality. Bottom dweller. Likes to perch on rock and corals, and hop from one branch to another. Be careful when adding small inverts such as shrimps and crabs after this fish has settled, especially when larger, as it will perceive them as food. Keep this fish well-fed and it will generally prefer your food than having to chase after live critters.