Flame Hawk

Flame Hawk
Flame Hawk, (Castlenau, 1873)
Neocirrhites armatus

Native to: Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands to the Line Islands and Mangareva, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Austral Islands; Caroline, Mariana, and the Wake islands in Micronesia.(fishbase.org)

Max Length:3.5″ (9cm)

Description: This bright red and black fish is an extremely hardy animal in captivity. All Hawk fish are perching fish often seen resting on branches of large corals or hanging out near anemones. They are typically voracious eaters and are very good at taking out mobile invertebrates.

Feeding: Meaty high protein foods are important for this fish. Crustaceans, mysid shrimp, and high quality pellet and frozen foods are all good choices.

Special Notes: Perching fish such as this one may help with water circulation around large stony corals and their waste can serve as a source of Nitrogen for the coral as well.

Michael, Scott; Marine Fishes

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