Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-18-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
Flame hawkfish and shrimp??

I have a 3" flame hawkfish in my tank with several peppermint shrimp and have not had a problem. I just ordered more peppermint and cleaner shrimp. Does anyone have a flame hawk in there tanks with shrimp. I know some larger hawkfish will eat inverts but he is small and full grown will only be 4" Am I safe or should I move him to one of my other tanks?
__________________

__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I`ve never had one but several websites say that they will eat the inverts. Including live aquaria
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
I checked out liveaquaria. On the summary of hawkfish it says that but many of the hawkfish get larger than the flame does. Under the flame description it says
Quote:
Use caution when adding to an aquarium with small species of bottom dwelling gobies and blennies
liveaquaria also says it is semi-aggresive? It is probably the most passive fish in my tank.
Anyone else have input
__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,044
Send a message via MSN to StripesTheEel
Quote:
liveaquaria also says it is semi-aggresive
What was live aquaria smoking when they typed that up?

They are the most friendliest fish in my tanks.

I have heard all hawkfish, will attempt to have a bite of invert shrimp, but have not tried to intro any to the tank with the hawk in. He is currently in a tank with a pistol shrimp and has not eaten it.

I think it all comes down to the individual fish IMO, 50/50 chance
StripesTheEel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 11:43 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
Looking at my hawkfish's size I do not see how he could eat a shrimp if he wanted to.
__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 11:59 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,044
Send a message via MSN to StripesTheEel
Same here, but im not willing to take the chance with the price of inverts here 8O
StripesTheEel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 12:04 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
I have shrimp in my tank now that he has not bothered. We will know soon enough.
__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 01:02 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brenden
Looking at my hawkfish's size I do not see how he could eat a shrimp
He may not be able to eat it all at once, but could mortally wound it. I had a small purple pseudochromis~1.5-2" take a large chunk out of a cleaner shrimp's tail leaving it immobile and defenseless, after them being together for some time. A green brittle star I had at the time ended up taking it out of it's misery(the shrimp). Those websites don't post that info w/ out reason
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 05:35 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ballinafad Ont. Canada
Posts: 133
I had a pixie hawk that ate a cleaner shrimp within 12 hours of the shrimp being introduced into the tank, I had no idea I was dropping the poor little thing to it's doom. The hawk also loved to divebomb my diamond boby but the goby was too fast to get caught.
__________________
Fireworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 08:02 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
I will just have to watch him. He is only 2.5 to 3" long and will get 4" max. He is the most passive easy going fish in my tank. I will keep my fingers crossed.
__________________

__________________
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
flame, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flame Hawkfish Krypt Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 02-05-2010 12:01 AM
Do Flame Hawkfish get along with Blenny's? madlynb Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 04-15-2009 10:06 PM
Flame Hawkfish and cleaner shrimp havefun Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 04-24-2006 11:55 AM
2 flame hawkfish qwerty Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 11-06-2005 11:39 PM
Flame Hawkfish hammerhead911 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 03-13-2005 10:29 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.