are geometric pygmy hawkfish difficult?

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My LFS told me they were. I've also read they likely will not eat frozen foods

what's the scoop on these?
 
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I have one. He’s really cool. Mine eats frozen...but I got it from Diver’s Den.
 
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I have one. He’s really cool. Mine eats frozen...but I got it from Diver’s Den.

Maybe DD is the way to got on this species.

Does he hide all the time, some people write that they never see them?
 

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Mine does hide a bit. Not all the time. He’s in a 180 and I see him a little each each day. At feeding time he pretty much always comes out to grab a couple mysis.
 
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I got one from Diver's Den and put it in a 20 gal nano (after quarantine).
Ate frozen food right away, and continues to do so.
Behaves like a hawkfish. Sits still but then will make sudden dashes for particular pieces of food.
Not very active but doesn't hide either.
Really nice fish; doesn't bother any other fish, and they don't bother it.
At least from this one fish, I wouldn't say they are difficult at all.
Probably better suited for a small tank though; might rarely see it in a big tank.
 

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