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Old 08-08-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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hawkfish for my reef?

Well I plan on my 75gall being a reef, most here know that. but I love the attitude of the hawkfish, espessially the longnose and flame. I see that mel has a flame hawkfish in his reef. I thought they weren't reef safe? I plan on inverts like cleaner shrimp, some hermits,snails, maybe an emerald crab, starfish (like maybe a brittle or two and a blue linkia after a year or so) so my question is...would it be possible?

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Just a correction, my hawkfish is in my 29 gallon FOWLR not my reef tank. Most places say that they are reef safe with caution. Here are a few info links on them. I`ve never had one in my reef so I cant help much on that.





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Old 08-09-2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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If you favor mobile inverts, i would not recommend one in a reef. A $40 hawkfish can chomp up $100 of inverts in no time flat. Not worth the risk, IMHO.
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Most will prey upon shrimp and maybe crabs, depending on their personal preference. Snails and starfish are usually ignored.
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