Long nose hawk fish

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  1. Jinx

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    Hey guys is it safe to add a long nose hawk fish to my reef tank.I read that they will eat shirmp and so.I've got two big cleaner shirmps in my tank......is it safe to add one?
     
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    I've had mine with 2 cleaner shrimp, no problems, but they were on the bigger side, I wouldn't add if the shrimps were small.
     
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    some seem to be fine with cleaner shrimp, some not. I got one a couple of months ago, and suddenly my cleaner shrimps went into hiding and their feelers were chomped to like a 1/4 there normal length. I had to remove him. So from my experience no they not safe with shrimp. He also chowed a little goby of mine, bastard!;)
    beautiful and fascinating fish tho
     
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    and my shrimp were pretty big, way to big to fit in his mouth
     
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    Doesn't sound good at all.......I just hope my shirmp will be o.k.
     
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    yes, they will take small fish, I once though a local caught cleaner wrasse and it grabbed it in its mouth, after chasing it with a turkey baster it spat it out.....
     
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    that is hectic!
    im thinking of gettin one aswell,luckily i dont have any shrimp
     
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    ive had two long nosed hawks and they are one of my favorite fish, certainly my fav of the hawk fam. Personally ive never had one take any shrimps and I had some small fire and some small cleaners with them so it may be down to your feeding and the individual fishes charactor. I think its about a 70%-30% risk that he will be ok and i would go for it, but thats based on my own experiences
     
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    Hawk fish and shrimp

    I just bought one, I was aware of the literature that suggested they were a risk to ornamental shrimp, but decided to take the chance anyway.

    I, in any event only see my cleaner shrimp at night under my moon lights. The hawk fish I got is about the same size as my shrimp so maybe I will be OK.

    I would like to see him tackle my Boxing shrimp though, that would be like a gladiator battle LOL
     
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    where u get the long nose?

    iv been looking for one for ages??how much u pay,is ther more left?
     
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    Hi,

    I know that last week-end Sams and Aqua Concepts had some of them.
    I phoned and Sams have one left - R350. Maybe phone him?
    I phoned and Aqua Concepts have one left - R400. Maybe phone him?
     
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    Was yesterday at aqua,didn have any.
    then foned Sams,they got in stock so im going thru to them.


    thnks Clown,hows the leather Btw?

    Amalick,is ur long nose eating well?
     
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    Maj,

    I just phoned Aqua Concepts and they told me that they have now.
    Both have 1 left.

    Send a pic when you have this nice fish.
     
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    but i was ther yesterday...WTF???
    il go around ther today,:thumbup: clown!!!
     
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    All gone - did not make it. Im very very sad :mumbles: :y1:
     
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    No - I have not witnessed him eating yet - He looks very interested though. He gets out of qt and goes into my DT tonight. I think the clinical QT tank is putting him off.

    By the way - I got mine by SAM's (a sponsor!!!)
     
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    I saw the one at Aqua concepts on Sunday and specificaly asked Taryn if its available thinking of yo Maj but she said its sold????????
     
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    I stand corrected, but Aqua concepts is not a sponsor! - Hope no one takes offense by me making this observation.
     
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    Amalick,im assuming that its ok to mention the name but not allowed to post contact details,adress and prices from non sponsors.
    Let me know how that longnose holds up,im defnitly getting myself one been waiting long.

    trev,clown must of used his charm on taryn that why she told him its for sale:p
     
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    mmmmm might be the case but maybe he used his charm on Gary or Wayne aswell :razz:
     
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