Red hawkfish

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  1. greatwyt

    greatwyt

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    Hi guys

    i saw this beautiful fish at a LFS today. i was really tempted to buy it, it was eating quite voraciously.
    my brother has previously had a pixie hawk and i remember that guy being the most crazy aggressive bugger ever, that fish would attack anything and everything and if it was too big he would take it out day by day, piece by piece

    i still plan on getting a 2 cleaner shrimp so not happy having a menace in the tank

    has any one had one? any advice on this particular type of hawkfish?

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  3. Lord_Blackadder

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    I've kept a local one. Not as aggressive as the spotted hawks.
     
  4. SantaMonicaHelp

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    I have the black crested red Hawkfish and I particularly love him. Mine is not aggressive at all, although they are infamous for that. Actually it has a great personality, and always follows my hand in a desperate, funny way (of course he is seeking the pellets I feed him). I also love how his eyes roll over wherever my hand goes. Such a charismatic fish.

    -NP
     
  5. DaneMac

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    I have two in my tank, all they need is space. Mine are a little aggressive but they are after all predator fish.

    They are cool at night and they always camouflage themselves to the colours in the tank.
     
  6. Reefkid

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    Very hardy fish, tend to be aggressive at times
     
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