Id for fish needed

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  1. Paul Bassani

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    Good morning guys.

    I just need a quick id for this fish. And does anyone know if its safe with a wrasse. 20140315_081350.jpg

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    Falco halkfish, can be aggressive especially with shrimp and invertebrates, it will eat them. Not sure about the wrasse
     
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    Spotted hawkfish
     
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    Also known as a pixie or polkadot hawk fish. Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus. I have one, great fish, but will harass new additions to a smaller tank and might nip at your shrimps. They are mostly bottom dwellers. Easy to care for.
     
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    My favorite fish! They really are characters in an aquarium. Mine never bothered any of my fish; tangs, gobies etc. However, they did smash all my shrimp! Literally as I added them to the tank... I do think I got lucky though, they can get very aggressive!
     
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    Thanks guys really appreciate, its quite funny though he is completely ignoring my shrimp and chasing my wrasse around constantly.

    Not that I'm complaining about the fact that he is ignoring them, but I just don't want to lose my wrasse as I had him the longest and I've become quite fond of the guy.
     
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    Think any wrasse will out swim them as well and wont be caught by the hawkfish. I had 3 wrasse's and a hawkfish and it never bothered them. I think as with a Niger Trigger you need to add shrimp begore adding them
     
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