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Old 10-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #31
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You could do a dwarf lion but they will usually eat any other smaller fish around them. Check out a snowflake blenny and mccoskers flasher Wrasse. They aren't very common fish and are absolutely beautiful.

The eel however is a little big for a tank that size.
I have a starry blenny in my 37g, arent the snowflake and starry the same?
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #32
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Ahh yep. You could also try a blue reef chromis. You never dis however answer about your nutrient levels in the tank. What are they at?
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Angler would be something different that could defo work and with dwarf lions eel and anglers you can still build a reef just no inverts
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Ahh yep. You could also try a blue reef chromis. You never dis however answer about your nutrient levels in the tank. What are they at?
Oh sorry lol my nitrates are at 1ppm.
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Angler would be something different that could defo work and with dwarf lions eel and anglers you can still build a reef just no inverts
I thought that anglers, eels, and lions werent reef safe? That is what live aquaria said... And what is defo?
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I thought that anglers, eels, and lions werent reef safe? That is what live aquaria said... And what is defo?
Lions eat anything that can get in their mouth... Which is a lot. To keep them you really need q very specific stocking or you're gonna lose all your fish. A snowflake eel is reef safe but its main choice in food is inverts so again, no clean up crew or shrimp.
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A lot of people say 6 foot I've never kept one but they grow fairly big and need a lot of swimming room so I'd say a 4 foot tank minimum. Maybe a kole but I'm sure someone who has more experience with koles would be able to help
I have a 75 gal ( 4 foot ) and I have had a kole tang since the start .
I now have a orange shoulder and a powder blue . Not advisable and I shouldn't have they are very aggressive to any other fish I have .
Very aggressive at feeding time .
But they all get along now .
No signs of stress or illness .
I see why they say 6 foot long tank though .
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Any other suggestions for the FOWLR? Maybe some wrasses? Or a angler fish? What about a fox face!
I have a Foxface in my 75 .
For a venomous fish it's a wimp and let's the tangs bully it .
They are very calm , peaceful fish ,
Good at eating algae .
As for compatibility .
Live aquaria is a good resource but they also go with minimum size and bare minimum requirements .
Those are based in having only that one fish .
Different fish will either get along or fight with others .
I was told after having 2 clowns and a anemone they will kill a third ( this is what my LFS said ) kole tangs aren't aggressive ?
Yes they are equally aggressive as my powder blue
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I have a Foxface in my 75 .
For a venomous fish it's a wimp and let's the tangs bully it .
They are very calm , peaceful fish ,
Good at eating algae .
As for compatibility .
Live aquaria is a good resource but they also go with minimum size and bare minimum requirements .
Those are based in having only that one fish .
Different fish will either get along or fight with others .
I was told after having 2 clowns and a anemone they will kill a third ( this is what my LFS said ) kole tangs aren't aggressive ?
Yes they are equally aggressive as my powder blue
So can i get a foxface? Or no? And any other suggestions of nice sized fish for a reef?
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In the end you can stick with what ever you want to .
I know mine is 5" long the one spot Foxface Rabbitfish is the smallest one and still requires 70gal or bigger .
They are beautiful ,
I got mins for free as a rescue from a online classified add .
It was too big for their tank .
They are cheap to purchase I'm a little scared of the venomous barbs
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