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Calvin - 2005-05-08
very hardy. easy to take care.

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Wendy - 2012-02-18
I have two of these fish. One is a bit bigger than the other. The big one is very aggressive. If I could catch it I would probably get rid of it. I can not put any new fish in the tank without it chasing them and making them hide all the time. My clown fish seems to hold its own against the bully fish. My dragon-net guy that hangs out on the bottom doesn't seem to get picked on either.

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Trevor - 2013-05-14
I have had my blue spotted grouper for about 3 years now and he is the definitely the hardiest fish i've ever witnessed. My fishes face also turned white! That started as a spot about a year ago and now its across his WHOLE FACE! He is a perfectly healthy fish, hungriest ive ever owned. Your comment actually brought me to this site because I was looking up why that would have happened. Is that normal???

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-14
    That is a curious phenomenon that apparently it does happen, and doesn't seem to be a problem for the fish.
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DB7 - 2007-01-30
I love this fish! The bright colors give some life to my reef. A great fish to have in your tank

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AJ - 2013-02-12
I have had a falco hawk for about 5 months now and I haven't had any problems with him. He is an awesome fish for my reef tank. Never has he eaten my hermit crabs, snails, or peppermint shrimp. The small glass shrimp I feed him periodically are consumed right away! I wonder if these other people are feeding theirs enough. Mine eats pellet food, freeze dried krill, frozen mysis shrimp, and the glass shrimp. I feed him twice a day, dropping one or two pieces of food in at a time until he no longer begs for more. I also have a clownfish that follows him around like they are paired up lol. This is a very fun fish, don't let the other people's comments scare you away.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-15
    if it will fit in his mouth, he will eat it, just a matter of time. not so much the hard shelled critters, but the shrimp are living on borrowed time
  • paris - 2013-04-18
    yup I def. agree. I had a hawkfish sweet as can be for a few months then ate my huge cleaner shrimp.. all of them!! i caught him with the antennaes hanging out of his mouth!
  • Niglin - 2013-05-31
    I have a 'Falco hawkfish', they are too small to do any real damage, may eat shrimp.. Mine leaves everything alone except worms, and also eats pieces of fish that I target feed the brittle star. I think that people who are claiming they are attacking their other fish are idiots, something else is doing this in your tank, or you're just plain lying for attention.
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BARRY GALLIVAN - 2006-01-29
I have a beautiful tang! It skims bubbles off the surface and passes them through his gills. He is kept and has been kept with a sailfin tang in my 135 gal for two years now. He is my favorite fish!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-22
    I bet he's a great fish to keep. I haven't kept this particular Tang, but surgeonfish in general are some of my very favorites. I have a Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis) and he's awesome:)
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Rudy Salinas - 2013-04-26
I can't say enough about this grouper. I had one for 14 years. He was so friendly that as I would clean his tank, he would loved to be touched, then he would turn upside down to get his belly rubbed. He even came to me if I signaled him by rubbing my fingers. Be cautious about putting others with them, they are extremily territorial.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-27
    I'm glad to hear a good story about the Golden Striped Grouper in the aquarium. They are such interesting looking fish, nice to know they can do well, even if they want to be the 'top dog', and sounds like 'the only dog' in their tank...lol.
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Melonie - 2013-04-25
Can someone tell me how many eggs a Dogface Puffer Fish lay? I also need to know the parenting skills of this type of puffer and what are their pedators. I'm not finding much on any website. Thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-26
    Little is known about breeding.  They have not been bred in captivity to properly study.  The puffer has a lot of defenses against predators so most stay away.
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Thomas - 2009-07-06
All i got to say is there's more to 'em than meets the eye! this fish turned out to be very curious and energetic. Unlike other butterflyfish we've had, it ate heartily and aggressively with our clown and damsels and didn't swim away when I get up close to the glass. He's not as pretty as other butterflyfish, but this fish is a joy to own. Can I send in my own pictures fo this fish? I got a cute one!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-19
    Wow, that's great! Sign up with your Facebook and you then you can include your pictures with your post! We look forward to seeing it:)
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Anonymous - 2013-04-17
It's cruel to keep a Yellow tang in a system less than a 1000 liters.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Especially for their long term environment! Juveniles can be kept in a smaller tank, but eventually they will need adequate space.
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