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Old 01-31-2006, 04:27 PM   #1
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Very Eager hawkfish

I have my reef tank up for about two months or so now and all is going well. Not too many fatalities, except a flame scallop in one day (I think the hermies ate him up) and a peppermint shrimp.

Well that is really the issue. I have a longnosed hawkfish and he is ALWAYS hungry. Dont get me wrong, he is very cool! but the day after I got him, the shrimp was a meal. I actually saw him do it too.(Bad Fish!) The question is, the LFS said this wouldnt happen, the books say maybe, and I was looking at a Banded Coral Shrimp for next.

What do you think my chances are? He has calmed down a bit and doesnt pick on the others too much anymore.
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I think any shrimp is a food source. I would not trust the advice gotten from most lfs. Do your own research first...like you are doing now.

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...=7&item_id=102
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:54 PM   #3
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yeah,
I suppose so. One of my hermit crabs made a meal out of my new flame scallop after one day. I knew that would happen but who doesnt like sea scallops LOL.

Anyway, thanks for the link. Funny though, I feed flakes too and he loves em. Even the veggie ones I sap off with every other day. Naturally he (actually think its a she after research) likes the spirulina brine shrip more, but....
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The longnosed hawkfish will eat any shrimp (as you have seen).
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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Oh well,

It was a nice thought.
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