Flame Hawkfish (Neocirrhites armatus)

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Flame Hawkfish

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Flame Hawkfish

Neocirrhites armatus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Flame Hawkfish, Brilliant Hawkfish, Scarlet Hawkfish


Found in the Pacific Ocean, predominantly in the Ryukyu Islands to the Line Islands and Mangaréva, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Austral Islands; Caroline, Mariana, and the Wake islands in Micronesia.[1]

Tank compatibility[edit]

The Flame Hawkfish is generally peaceful towards other fish but it's best kept one to a tank and not with smaller fish nor invertebrates. It should be kept with other bottom dwellers with caution.

Environment specifics[edit]

A secure lid is a must as these fish are known to jump.


Rather than swimming, the Flame Hawkfish prefers to perch on a rock to survey its surroundings.



  1. Fishbase (Mirrors: Icons-flag-us.png) Distribution

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