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Old 01-19-2015, 12:06 AM   #1
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Has anyone had a long nose hawk fish and recommend it and say reef safe?
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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Reef safe but impossible to keep without a tight fitting top. They are masters at jumping thru tiny holes to their death.


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Old 01-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #3
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I recommend it. I've had one for about a year now and he's a lot of fun to watch. I have a 57 gal rimless without a lid...hopefully Greg doesn't jinx me


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Dude...its a matter of time. With out the jinx, in fact I sent a prayer to the fish God to send positive vibes your way...

Get some clear mesh or I fear you will be picking him up one morning. They are renown for jumping. I have lost three over the years even with having a top. They seem to find that one hole to jump thru. The Houdini fish. JMO good luck.


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I'm going to make a tight lid out of 1/4" mesh.

Doing a 40B build and have had a ton thought on stocking. Would you recommend the below possibilities? I have about 60 pounds of reef saver rock I'm sitting on right now so I will have a lot of play with making a lot of caves and hiding spots.

Option1
Pair of ice O. Clowns (possibly one)
High find goby
Long nose hawkish
Mystery or six line wrasse

Option 2
Pair of ice o. Clowns (possibly one)
High fin goby
Royal basslet
Flame angel
Mystery or six line wrasse


I really would like a flame angel above all. Would an flame and wrasse be too much in a 40? Also I heard some flames are good and then out of no where they turn crazy. Any experience having those? Feel free to suggest other live stock.

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I wouldn't put a dwarf angel in a 40 with a wrasse. In all honesty, I wouldn't put a dwarf in a 40.


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I wouldn't put a dwarf angel in a 40 with a wrasse. In all honesty, I wouldn't put a dwarf in a 40.


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I think a dwarf would be fine in a 40b, there's just as much swimming space (if not more) as a 55, and IMHO it's easier to make a scape that allows for more territories/sight breaks with the foot print of the 40. That being said, I wouldn't put one in a reef, I'd go with a couple flasher/fairy wrasses instead, JMO though


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Dude...its a matter of time. With out the jinx, in fact I sent a prayer to the fish God to send positive vibes your way...

Get some clear mesh or I fear you will be picking him up one morning. They are renown for jumping. I have lost three over the years even with having a top. They seem to find that one hole to jump thru. The Houdini fish. JMO good luck.


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Dang it..I had no idea. Guess it's time to investigate mesh lid options


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I absolutely hate picking up crispy fish. The open tops look great, no doubt.


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