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Old 12-23-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Falco Hawkfish

Does anyone have any experience with a Falco Hawkfish ? I was considering adding this to my 72 gal. bowfront. Currently I have 2- False Perculas, And 2 Skunk Cleaner shrimp.
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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Cirrhitichthys falco is a beautiful hawkfish and remains fairly small at 3", but I would still consider it a toss up with any shrimp. Just because he cannot eat a large shrimp doesn't mean it won't try. For the most part they are unaggressive unless sharing territories with other hawks'.
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He should be OK with CBS, skunk, blood shrimp and MAYBE XL peppermints.
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Thanks for the replys ! I got the little guy for free and he looks really cool. The person who had him was shutting down there tank for a year while going off to school so I had asked the lfs and they said he whould be ok with anything bigger them him. So after I get him I do some searching and came across some posts where the falco had eaten there cleaner shrimp and 2 perculas.
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Yes, and I diagree with "ok with CBS, skunk, blood shrimp."

It is impossible to say this first of all as all fish are different and I think most would kill the above 3.
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. Just because he cannot eat a large shrimp doesn't mean it won't try.
I agree with James on this. Hawkfish are notorious for shrimp hunting. Keep a close eye out as you are taking a gamble. I had a chance to get one but didnt want to take the gamble. JMO
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