Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Mr Guilefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 27
My friends 5 gal salt water

My friend is moving to Portland so he sold me his 5 gallon reef tank, it has rather a lot of corals I don't know the name of and everyone seems to be doing well after the short car ride to my house accept for the squishy tree fellow who is all bent over. What can I do for it?

The tank was set up in my house yesterday.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5gal.249.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	256.1 KB
ID:	138248   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sad MrSquishy249.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	256.6 KB
ID:	138249  

__________________

__________________
Mr Guilefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Loading...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: C.Florida
Posts: 501
What lion fish is that?
__________________

__________________
Loading... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Mr Guilefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 27
It is a dwarf lionfish.
__________________
Mr Guilefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Try n reposition it. If its not physically damaged it should be okay. As for that dwarf lion... id rehome him immediately.. 5 gal tank is wayyy too small for him.. and for any fish for that matter.
__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanS180 View Post
Try n reposition it. If its not physically damaged it should be okay. As for that dwarf lion... id rehome him immediately.. 5 gal tank is wayyy too small for him.. and for any fish for that matter.
+1 I agree.
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Psychocircus91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 721
Agree on the lionfish.. Surprised he controlled his parameters with that guy. I would put a neon goby in there, if any fish at all.
__________________
75 Gallon Reef
Psychocircus91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
DanS180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 3,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psychocircus91 View Post
Agree on the lionfish.. Surprised he controlled his parameters with that guy. I would put a neon goby in there, if any fish at all.
I wouldn't even recommend a neon goby.. they only get to about 2in but they recommend to be housed in atleast a 10G
__________________
DanS180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Psychocircus91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 721
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanS180 View Post
I wouldn't even recommend a neon goby.. they only get to about 2in but they recommend to be housed in atleast a 10G
While I agree, bigger is better, I have seen the minimum tank size as low as one gallon and as high as 10 gallons. (I would certainly not do below five) Like I said IF any fish, I think a neon goby would be the best choice.
__________________
75 Gallon Reef
Psychocircus91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Mr Guilefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 27
My friends had him in the tank for about 5-6 months, and the guy at the store said he would be ok by himself. I'm more concerned about the soft tree coral, I agree repositioning is a good idea.
__________________
Mr Guilefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Psychocircus91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 721
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Guilefish View Post
My friends had him in the tank for about 5-6 months, and the guy at the store said he would be ok by himself. I'm more concerned about the soft tree coral, I agree repositioning is a good idea.
We understand your main concern, everyone is just trying to be helpful. this fish can reach up to 7 inches and has a huge bioload. 30 gallons is the recommended minimum. The decision is ultimately yours.
__________________

__________________
75 Gallon Reef
Psychocircus91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, salt water, water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.