Longnose hawk fish with mandarin

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Hello,I have had successfully owned a green mandarin goby for over a year in my 50 gallon reef tank. However, a buddy of mine offered me one of his fish from his 40 gallon reef.. a longnose hawk fish. I have loved these fish and always seen them to Be an interest, and have considered purchasing this species before. However I find that this fish is a small carnivorous fish and I am worried if this addition would compete with my mandarin for copepods. I have very good luck with my mandarin and don’t want to test my luck. Any information or suggestions are appreciated
 
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Hello,I have had successfully owned a green mandarin goby for over a year in my 50 gallon reef tank. However, a buddy of mine offered me one of his fish from his 40 gallon reef.. a longnose hawk fish. I have loved these fish and always seen them to Be an interest, and have considered purchasing this species before. However I find that this fish is a small carnivorous fish and I am worried if this addition would compete with my mandarin for copepods. I have very good luck with my mandarin and don’t want to test my luck. Any information or suggestions are appreciated

I have found that long nose Hawks don't really eat copepods. Wrasses may be more of a competitor for these. I have a Mandarin and a long nose hawk now for a couple years with no issues.

Hawks will eat larger meaty foods that Mandy's just don't eat. You should have no problems with both!
 
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