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Flame Hawk Fish In A 20 Long?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Stocking' started by Foobie97, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Foobie97Valued MemberMember

    can a flame hawk be in a 20 gallon long tank
  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    From what I have read, then need a larger tank with a good sized footprint as they are bottom dwelling fish.
  3. Foobie97Valued MemberMember

    I’d just wait then lol I really want fish that are colorful
  4. JesterraceWell Known MemberMember

  5. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    I would say yes in a 20H minimum, but bigger would be better (some will argue 30+)
    I had one in my 66G (3ft wide, 2ft tall), and he seemed happy. Very personable and active fish, but like all hawkfish, stock with caution if you're planning inverts or gobies. But they're an awesome species, inquisitive, cute. Easily my mum's favourite fish in the tank.... she used to call him the 'cheeky-fish', and one of the dogs would watch him for ages. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/brando-the-reefer-my-dog-the-fisherman.127088/

    Actually, I found the opposite, mine was more a middle to top dweller, well, actually he was an all-over dweller. He liked to perch himself up high, and look down for prey.
  6. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Interesting, thank you Ryan. I have only read about this fish, and in almost every article it was on the bottom perching on the sand or low in the rocks.