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Old 05-06-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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How much bio-load from two clowns & an eel?

I add two clowns (small) and an eel to my tank (150g with 120lb of LR); and haven't noticed any change in the chemical balance in the tank. Is it safe to add a few other small fish? I'm thinking of a few small hippo tangs (1" in size).

Is it safe to say, the smaller the fish the less the bioload?
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What kind of eel?
Smaller does not always mean less of a bioload. Two clowns are probably less of a bioload than an eel....Your more messy eaters (lions, eels to name a few) will contribute to a larger "bioload" than a less messy eater.
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I have a small snowflake eel, he doesn't come out of the rocks often - which sucks because he is so beautiful.
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wont the eel eat the fish?
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Snowflake's are pretty mild-mannered and prefer crustaceans; although, anything in a tank is fair game. If those are your only animals then you are far from overstocked, not even close.
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I was just interested thats all. Ive heard owners have trouble feeding any kind of eels.
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O I know I'm not over stocked - but more worried about getting an amonia spike if I add to quickly.

Do you think I can add a golden eel with this one with no problems?
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Are we talking Gymnothorax miliaris from the Atlantic? If so this animal attains about 2' and will eat anything it can fit in its mouth.
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I was just interested thats all. Ive heard owners have trouble feeding any kind of eels.

I didnt have any problem feeding mine. As James said the snowflake is a bit mild mannered.

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Like innovator, it is wise to know the adult size of a fish before you add it to your tank...
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