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Old 06-12-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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questions on jawfish

ok so i recently found out that i was misinformed by my lfs about a clown tang's potential size. i'm planning on taking the tang back within the next few days. when i return the tang i was thinking of replacing it with a jawfish but i've heard some nasty things about them. i heard they eat shrimps, and other fish maybe if they can get it in thier mouth.

at the moment i have a hi fin banded goby which is a rather small fish and a jawfish could definately get him in his mouth, and i want to eventualy get a pistol shrimp for my goby to play with down the line.

my question is, what are some good facts and feeding habbit information and such on the jawfish, in particular i was looking at the yellow headed jawfish. any and all information is welcomed, i don't want to make the same mistake i made with the tang.

my tank is a 55 gallon, 60-80 pounds of live rock(maybe more but its quite a lot) and atm is a fowlr but i will be making it a reef tank as soon as i feel safe doing so.
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Looks pretty peaceful to me.

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the yellow headed jawfish won't bother with anything. they are jumpers though. i hope you have a cover of some sort or you are going to find him on the carpet.
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yea my tank is fully covered he couldnt jump out =P and thanx guys for the info. i read that link before i posted, but i was hoping someone who owned one personally could reply because that link is what made me doubt they were actually mean in the first place lol.
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