Longnose Hawkfish

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  1. Warr7207

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    Anyone had experiences with the longnose hawkfish ?

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    Seen a few guys with them in their nano's over at nano-reef.com. They are reef safe if i'm not mistaken but might not be invert safe? I might be wrong on that one.

    Ian at Jungle Pet zone just got 2 of these in at a VERY good price if you interested warr ;)
     
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    Where is Jungle Zone ?
     
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    Ok these are the guys in Broadacres, I was there today, and I didn't see anything.
     
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    I had one. Very nice fish, mostly perches on coral/LR. It is said to eat especially cleaner shrimp, though mine left my shrimp alone. I am sure it will make a quick meal out of smaller cleaner shrimps though.

    Mine had a tendency to jump over my overflow weir into my overflow chamber, so I had to "rescue" him once a week. Nice fish.
     
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    one of my favourites. when it comes to feeding time he sits in my hand and chows of my finger tips! really a friendly fish with such character! get one if you can and take the chance with the shrimp.
     
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    Warren: As you go into the shop turn right, take a left at the coral tank and first right. There's a few more tanks on your right that are SW. There's 2 longnose hawks in those tanks...

    Although you shouldve just asked? ;)
     
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    How much $$
     
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    I've had one for about 6 months now, they are very interesting fish, never had a problem with him yet, they don't have a swim bladder so when they stop swimming they sink, hence the reason they perch on things. Got 2 cleaner shrip in the tank and have never seen him even try something with them, but they are medium sized. They need a covered tank as they do jump, otherwise very nice and easy fish.
     
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    PS: I believe they will hit a very small fish like a cromis.
     
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    How tempremental are these fish?should they be added last to a tank?
    Jcc had one of these and he looked quite cool in the tank.
     
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    maj ive always found them relativley docile. as the thread says, smaller shrimps may be taken, but when i added new cleaners after my hawk i had them in my sump untill they had molted twice and then added the without any issues. A long nosed hawk is a lovely addition to a reef tank IMO:)
     
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    At this stage thats the fish on my most wanted list, as the others said they do jump so just watch out for that. As far as ive read they are the hawk fish thats less likely to touch any shrimp. They are totally reef safe
     
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    thnks gents,need to build my canopy then before gettin the hawk then.
    very nice fish,what does it go for normally?
     
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    lanzo have two of them for sale
     
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    well lets wait what Lanzo's says,heard these guys are pricey
     
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    one left
     
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    price of them?
    Will dorrys cpt get them in?
     
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    just ask Frans to get them for you
     
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    cool,il ask him at the meeting next week
     
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