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Old 08-21-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Adding another fish?

I currently have a 55 gallon mixed reef running for about 2.5 yrs with a clarkii clown, coral beauty, lawnmower blenny, 1 pj cardinal, and a spotted dragonet. I want to add anotyher fish. I really would like to add a toby puffer i know its hit or miss with reef safe with them but they are just so beautiful so was wondering with my current stock could i add one or am i already stocked. If not what about a bonded goby and shrimp?

I have a bh-1000 skimmer, hob filter, and do 10% water changes once a week and feed rods food 3 times a week.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Hi there

If your water quality is good at the moment you should be ok with one but bear in mind they can grow to 5 inches and our class as not Reef Safe
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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I don't know about with coral, I had a valentini with shrimps and a ton of astrean starfish which didn't get touched though.
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I think it's Corals with caution but crustations is more of a no no I suppose the key is just keeping well fed
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On saying that the reason I went for a valentini is I posted on here to see if they were compatible with inverts and quite a few people had had success with it. Obv no guarantees though
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I suppose it's a 50-50 chance and depends on the size of the fish and our big crustations are
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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I dunno my valentini was fairly big when I got it and my peppermint shrimp weren't, I think the key is adding the inverts first letting them settle and feeding well but always a gamble
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Yeah you're probably right Good point
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