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Flame hawkfish (Neocirrhites armatus)

Flame hawkfish (Neocirrhites armatus)

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Delivery from our own warehouse within a week. You can also pick up the product from our store! If the product is not in stock immediately, we will order it from our supplier, in which case the delivery time is 1-2 weeks.

Neocirrhites armatus, commonly known as the Flame hawkfish, is a small/medium-sized hawkfish. Their base colour is bright red which darkens around the eyes and on their back. The end of the dorsal fin and the caudal fin usually are a bit more orangish.The first few dorsal fin spines have tiny hairs on them called 'cirri'.

These fish usually pick one or a few spots on rocks or corals where they observe the aquarium. We recommend to only keep one hawkfish in a tank, unless a proven pair can be found, because they can be very aggressive towards other hawkfishes if not enough hiding spaces are available. Most other fishes are ignored, but do watch out with small docile species though. In nature their main diet consists of crustaceans. They're not shy at all and will eat about any meaty food (preferable crustaceans like mysis, gammarus and krill) you offer. They can even be hand-fed after a short while in the tank. Except for resting on a coral, which some corals can't handle, they're reef safe, but do watch out with shrimps and crabs that fit their mouth!

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