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Old 01-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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5.5 gallon sw tank?

I just bought a tank,a 5.5 gallon tank what saltwater fish/inverts could I put in it and what equipped would I need besides the hood and filter. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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You could do clown gobies, you wouldn't need any more equipment with them, just frequent water changes. You could also do pygmy seahorses
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how about a Yellow Tail Damsel or 2
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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how about a Yellow Tail Damsel or 2
Unfortunately, a 5.5 gallon would not suffice for a damsel. However, you could chose from many different kinds of Clown Gobies. Here a links to a few you could do (just one though).

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Clown Goby, Yellow
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Clown Goby, Brown
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Clown Goby, Black

You could also get shrimps and crabs, which are really fun to watch!
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could I have a goby with a shrimp or crab
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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You could get a shrimp goby and pistol shrimp pair. As for crabs I don't think anything other than hermits would work. I would say your best bet is any of the clown gobies posted above
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Looking at the clown gobys (checked out the Wheeler's Shrimp Goby too--neat!), I know 1 in a 5g was advised...what about a 10g?
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Most shrimp gobies need a 10 gallon tank. You could do a strictly invertebrate tank with things like pom pom crabs, halloween hermit crab, sexy shrimp with a large mushroom to host and maybe an emerald crab in a 5 gallon. Do you plan on going reef? I have a pistol shrimp goby combination in a 24 gallon cube I would considering putting them in a 10 gallon since I have seen how much swimming space they really use and how big my goby is.
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