Flame Hawkfish

Flame Hawkfish

The Flame Hawkfish, has one of the most unique personalities in the marine industry as it prefers to hop around the tank and perch on rocks in a remarkable manner rather than continuously swim around.  This fish holds a bright red body, with a black upper half and black patches around its eyes. It usually also has orange fins which really make its body colour stand out.

The Flame Hawkfish requires a tank of at least 100 litres in volume, preferably one with a variety of live rock structures for hiding in and perching on. This is a very peaceful fish and will spend most of its time hopping along the sand bed and perching on top of rock. However, as they are bottom dwellers they may have squabbles with other bottom dwellers such as gobies and blennies when trying to protect their territory, however other than that they are very peaceful fish. 

These fish have great personalities and look amazing in reef aquariums as they really do add a unique hint of colour which is hard to find in other marine fish. It is also a good idea to house it with other peaceful fish in order to prevent it having to compete heavily for food.

This fish will thrive on a varied diet of meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, as well as other marine foods such as pellets and flakes. 

Minimum Tank Size100 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Colour Form: Red
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Cirrhitidae
Origin: Fiji, Tahiti

Find out where you can buy a Flame Hawkfish near you

Click Here

Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I just love my Flame Hawkfish. He has personality and wonderful coloring. Drs. Foster & Smith delivered a beautiful and healthy fish!

Leave a Comment