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Old 02-07-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Longnose Hawkfish Question

I hope I haven't used up all of my questions this week.....

I have been thinking of getting a longnose hawkfish for a while now and I've been researching them a bit. As usual, I'm finding conflicting information.

Does anyone here have this fish? Do you think I would have any problems with this fish combined with my 'soon to be' new 5+ inch derasa clam, hermit crab, fire shrimp, or cleaner shrimp? My shrimps are fairly large (over a year old).

Any info you'd like to share would be appreciated.
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I`ve never had one but I would be concerned about the shrimp and crabs.
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I hear they will go after all the shrimp. I have one and he doesnt pick or do anything agressive but I dont have any inverts in the tank. very cool fish though, one of my favorites
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Very cool fish however it is iffy if they are reef safe . They will pick off your shrimps and crabs at the first oppertunity sad really cause they are a cool fish . They can also pick at corals and thier perching can cause them irritation to witch they will not open and eventually if stressed enough not open and die.
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Thanks much for the info. After the comments made I don't think I'll chance it. They are really neat looking and I've read that they have great personalities but I like my shrimps/corals.

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I think that is a good decision from what I have heard from people who had the fish. Awesome looking fish but just not a great choice for the reef.
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