The Flame Hawkfish are suited for the beginner aquarist. It is a hardy smaller species that is reef compatiable. The Flame Hawkfish has a vibrant red color, personable nature making it a popular marine aquarium addition. It is a predatory fish and can be seen sitting on corals and rock ledges waiting for unsuspecting prey to pass by.
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Do not keep with invertebrates and best to avoid other bottom dwelling species. It will consume crustaceans.
Flame Hawkfish are carnivores therefore diet should consist of a variety of foods such as live blackworms, brine shrimp, freeze dried & frozen foods. Over time it can learn to accept flake.
Flame Hawkfish require a minimum tank size of approximately 150L.
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Flame Hawkfish prefer water temperatures between 22°C - 27°C.
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Replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (8-10 hours of light every 24 hours.)
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Flame Hawkfish require good filtration and water quality. They enjoy good water movement and may loose colour if not housed in appropriate conditions.
This species is not fussy with substrate. Select substate such as aragonite or coral sand to replicate natural reef conditions and promote healthy biological filtration.
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Provide lots of live rock, structure and rocky overhangs for plenty of territory to hide in. They enjoy corals of a similar colour to them and can often be seen to be perched on top.
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