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C. Lewter - 2007-12-21
I purchased a Falco Hawk about a month ago. In that time I lost a Chromis, shrimp, numerous snails and what ever else he killed. Not to mentioned all of the bites my Coral Beauty and my Dragon Wrasse sustained. That last straw was when my Dragon Wrasse (Beast) wouldn't come out to eat. He now resides in the fish store. Please be careful with these guys, they can be crazy!

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pat - 2007-09-05
My falco hawkfish named "B.A.M.F." is so awesome. When he doesnt look mad, he reminds me of a patient, yet ticked off Rambo. He looks about ready to kill a Vietnamese army with one arrow. Angrily eats ghost shrimp, but i dont know how he is with cleaners.

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paul - 2007-02-02
this fish looks really cool, "caution" was eating live shrimp when I bought him and would not except frozen brine thereafter. also my pseudochromis chased him considerably upon his arrival and I feared that he would soon jump out of my tank but all is well now.

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Kim - 2006-08-30
I have had my Flame Hawk for 7 years - it's true that they have a lot of personality. He is the fish that is most interested in people (I also have an Ocellaris Clown & a Cherub Angel in my 30g reef). He is not agressive toward other fish, but is assertive. He's the biggest pig at feeding time - which he thinks should be every time anyone walks past the tank. The angel definitely defers to him as the "alpha fish".

I had another flame hawk prior to this one & as mentioned elsewhere here, he did manage to jump out of the tank. There was a very small opening around a plumbing tube - I have no idea how he fit through.

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Pojo - 2006-07-08
I had a flame hawk and he lived for about 8 years. These guys have some of the best personalities around. Got along well with clownfish, tangs, angel fish, fox faces, etc. After he passed away, I replaced him with an Arc-Eyed Hawk. Neither have bothered my peppermint shrimp.

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Adam - 2006-06-27
Have had no problems with my hawkfish since it settled in. In the beginning it was picked on by a pair of percula clowns but hasn't been bothered since. I would reccomend larger robust tankmates although mine lives happily with a small firefish. Don't mix with shrimps as even large shrimps may be seen as a food source. Overall a great addition to the reef tank adding both colour and personality.

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matt mackinnon - 2006-04-10
My dwarf hawk fish has systematically killed all of its tank mates in the last 3 months including a percula clown, firefish, pseudochromis, and red sea-star. Be sure to keep it well-fed!

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Anonymous - 2006-04-07
I have a Flame Hawk. He is a very curious fish and constantly roams every nook and cranny of my reef tank. He eats well most varity of foods given. I found out he likes live shrimp-like the three camel shrimp I sacrificed to him. When they finally were allowed to come out of the bag from the pet store ,he tore after them. They did not last long.

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Lilleah West - 2006-02-12
my falco hawk has been easy to care for and simply a joy. i wanted to comment on how mine is with shrimp. i have a full grown coral banded and skunk cleaner in the tank (23 gallons by the way) and he has NEVER bothered them, in fact my skunk shrimp has tried to clean him and my hawkfish has darted away from the shrimp scared. i don't know if this is normal or if i got really lucky with my falco hawk. keep in mind that in this case the shrimp are bigger than the hawk fish, this could be why it has worked, because i have put some small ghost shrimp in there and my falco went mad trying to catch them!

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Anonymous - 2006-01-08
I am a new saltwater fish owner, and I have a 24 gallom aquarium. I had two small clownfish and the owner of an aquarium store told me a flame hawk would do great with my other fish. Well, the fish never would eat. I gave everything recommended for the hawk to eat. Five days later he ate my one clownfish! If you are new in aquariums I would not recommend this fish!

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