Ok so i have had a cleaner shrimp for a year and a half and now id say its about at his full size. If i was to go buy a Longnose hawkfish , would it kill my cleaner even tho my cleaner has been in the tank first and made itself at home.
I dont want to part with this shrimp, we been through tough times ..
I really want to add one of these hawks though, but would rather not provide it with a 25$ meal. I have read multiple posts on this issue, many say as long as the shrimp is in first and bigger then there shouldnt be a problem. But others say their hawks waited til the shrimp molted to attack. What do you all think??
Oh yeah its a 55 gallon.
2 perc clowns
1 small six line
1 engineer goby
Plan to add a hawkfish, & midas blenny and be done!
Edit: and i read more on Flames attacking the cleaners more than the longnose. So thats why im thinking about adding the longnose.