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*This fish is a marine species*

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. 


Features of Flame Hawkfish:

  • Short stature and bright red & orange with a black stripe down the back resembling a mowhawk
  • Grows up to 9cm
  • Care level: Beginner
  • Semi-aggressive
  • Reef compatible


Tank Mate Compatibility:

Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Flame Hawkfish:

  • Damselfish
  • Angelfish
  • Tangs
  • Butterflyfish

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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Filtration & Water Movement:

Flame Hawkfish require good filtration and water quality. They enjoy good water movement and may loose colour if not housed in appropriate conditions.

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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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Decorations for Flame Hawkfish:

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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