Hawkfish / Shrimp

Alaskan Reefer

New member
I have a longnose hawkfish and was considering getting a cleaner shrimp. I want to see if anyone else has experience with this. While I can't see how a longnose could physically *eat* a cleaner shrimp, I know they like inverts and was wondering if I should worry about a longnose pestering or otherwise killing a cleaner shrimp.


New member
I can tell you that the Hawk's jaws are pretty big compared to the size of the fish. My cleaner disappeared about a month after I got him and he was nearly as big as the hawk. He either went due to natural causes, the pistol, or the hawk... There one day, gone the next.


recovering acan'aholic
I wouldn't do it... I had a shrimp that was in the tank before I put in the longnose hawk and they were fine for a while but it didn't end good. Since the hawk is in first I'd say it's even more a no IMO/IME...