Flame Hawkfish

Greek Name: (Neocirrhites armatus)



This Flame Hawkfish, also known as the Brilliant Hawkfish, is characterized by bright red bodies and black-colored lines on its dorsal fin and in the eye region. They are extremely friendly fish and are perfect for aquariums with reefs, if they don’t have tiny shrimp in the tank.

It is necessary to be in possession of 30 gallons or bigger tank that has plenty of live rock to create structures as well as to conceal. They are usually peaceful fish that spends most of their time sitting or playing within the branches of live corals. Be careful when adding them in an aquarium that has tiny saltwater fish like gobies, which live in the bottom, and Blennies. They’re bottom dwellers and like to “hang out” on perches on rocks to wait for food to enter the aquarium.

Your Flame Hawkfish diet should include diverse fresh and frozen seafood and frozen meats, and live feeder shrimp.

Approximate Size Small: 3/4″ to 1-1/2″; Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″; Large: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″


Care Level




Color Form




Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size






Minimum Tank

30 gallons


General information on Flame Hawkfish

The Flame Hawkfish has a vibrant red color body, with dark-colored markings on the dorsal fin as well as in the area around the eyes. They are very friendly fish that is great for aquariums with reefs, as long as there aren’t any tiny shrimp within the tank. It needs an aquarium that is larger or medium filled with live rocks to provide structure and for hiding. They are generally tranquil fish that will spend the majority of their time perched and in the branches of the hard coral. Be cautious when you add them to an aquarium that has small varieties of gobies that live in the bottom and Blennies. They’re bottom dwellers and prefer to sit on rocks perches waiting and getting ready for the food that is coming their way.


Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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