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Old 10-14-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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6 line wrasse & longnose hawk

I currently have a clown and a six line wrasse. Last night I added a long nose hawk. The wrasse immediately started harrassing it, this morning the harrassing continues, if the hawks still alive this evening when I get home from work should I take him back? Will they eventually "work things out" and live in peace? The wrasse never harrassed the clown. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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The problem is their similarities, mostly in the food competition department. I doubt the sixline will settle down completely and there will be continual friction between these two species. Had the sixline been added after the hawk, it might easily have gone a different way.

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Old 10-14-2005, 12:06 PM   #3
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so return the Hawk? Will the wrasse harass the next fish? Maybe I should consider taking the wrasse back?
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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Those guys eat the same thing (pods), so yeah...you will probably have to take the longnose back.
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what if I move the wrasse into the QT for a few days then reintroduce him to the main? Am I going to have future problems introducing new fish with this wrasse? I'm hoping to add a coral beauty, copperband butterfly and a yellow tang eventually.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:04 PM   #6
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what if I move the wrasse into the QT for a few days then reintroduce him to the main?
This can sometimes have a possitive effect but given the two species, it's a 50/50 thing.

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Am I going to have future problems introducing new fish with this wrasse? I'm hoping to add a coral beauty, copperband butterfly and a yellow tang eventually.
These fish will actually be of no concern as they are not food resource competitors or of similar physiology. I would however suggest only one of the two larger fish along with the angel. A 75 gal would be comfortable for one active larger fish but not so good an idea with two.

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Old 10-16-2005, 04:56 PM   #7
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If I were to take one back, it'd be the wrasse. The hawk fish is a much more peaceful fish. Just my O2

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The fish are getting along great they swim around together and no signs of aggression, even at feeding time!! :P I'm so relieved I love both of those fish and would of hated to have to return one. Thanks for all the advise.
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Good stuff... hope it stays that way.

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