Crazy because i got a ywg and pistol shrimp, clown pair, Mandarin goby,and banggai and he only ever nipped at 1 banggai. Smhsorry for the lost and from what im aware hawkfish can be hostile over tuff. i always wanted one but i wont risk my scooter and diamond goby.
Fish can be weird... in my large tank my diamond goby gets along with everyone even scooter but hates i mean really hates when my bi color blenny comes around.. he doesnt attack but he buffs up his chest and opens up his mouth like hes going to fight him. i also have a issue where my Banggai goes after my Neon goby so i had to remove him into my 15g tank.Crazy because i got a ywg and pistol shrimp, clown pair, Mandarin goby,and banggai and he only ever nipped at 1 banggai. Smh
No i seen the hawkfish start and finish the fight trust me couple seconds and he ripped em up that badI would not doubt it as Flames are the relative of the devil himself. They go after anthias as well as consuming all shrimp. My guess would be the hawk started this and inverts ate the flesh and body
I'm done with new fish lol i got a flame hawkfish, mandarin dragonet,ywg and pistol shrimp and a clown pair, and cuc. They're in a 35 he didn't attack anyone not even the pistol or snails. Soon as these 2 came in he killed them. The mandarin is tiny and he does nothing to herThat crazy! I have yet to have an issues with my Flame Hawk. Mostly he just swims back and for in my 55g trying to perch on different things. He has not attacked or hurt any new comers to my tank. I had a damsel though and she would try to kill everyone. Had to get rid of her. If you pull the flame out into a qt tank for a bit (at least 2 week), move your rock would around. It would force everyone to establish new territories and make your flame Hawk the new comer so it would be less inclined to attack other fish.
I'm not worried about the other fish the mandarin and him are always around each other no issuesThat's not a bad fish, that's a fish behaving as nature has programmed it to do. It's not intentionally being malicious.
Keep a very close eye on the mandarin's body condition, that's a small tank to keep one in.
Also, you shouldn't be adding fish anyway, your tank is about fully stocked.