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Old 09-17-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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Need idea for "show" fish for 55g

Since I removed the dwarf angel for eating coral, I now have no real decent sized fish in my DT. any ideas. All my fish are peaceful, never any fighting, max size they'll get is about 3". My tank's too small for the show fish I like. ( love the emperor angel) butterflyfish might give me the same problem as angel did. Pretty sure my last wrasse was killed by ruby crab while sleeping on the sand, so don't wanna get a wrasse. I'm running out of ideas. I was Considering a foxface, but then read they might not be reef safe. Don't wanna go through that again. What would be your "show" fish in a 55g reef??
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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There aren't many options if any for the type os fish you seem to want. You would need a much bigger tank! Go ti liveaquaria.com and search by tank size that should give you a pretty good idea.
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Maybe a male anthias and two females as a nice show piece, I also think a nice wrasse would be worth another shot..
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What about a tomini/ flame fin tang? I don't think they need a big tank could easily be wrong
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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My dwarf lionfish is an amazing lookin fish and is in my 55....
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Since I removed the dwarf angel for eating coral, I now have no real decent sized fish in my DT. any ideas. All my fish are peaceful, never any fighting, max size they'll get is about 3". My tank's too small for the show fish I like. ( love the emperor angel) butterflyfish might give me the same problem as angel did. Pretty sure my last wrasse was killed by ruby crab while sleeping on the sand, so don't wanna get a wrasse. I'm running out of ideas. I was Considering a foxface, but then read they might not be reef safe. Don't wanna go through that again. What would be your "show" fish in a 55g reef??
Hmmm...ok, what if you exchanged your Ruby crab for a blood shrimp? They are very cool and peaceful not to mention they are great scavengers! People say they hide in caves but I've had two and they come out all day and the color is awesome! This would allow you to have bottom dwelling fish without the worry that they might become the crabs meal AND have the awesome color in your tank! Not sure if you are attached to him but it would help open up some options.
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My dwarf lionfish is an amazing lookin fish and is in my 55....
He's beautiful! LOVE lionfish!
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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My dwarf lionfish is an amazing lookin fish and is in my 55....
That is a gorgeous fish, but he would eat every single fish in my tank for lunch. Lol.
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How bout a tilefish?
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:12 PM   #10
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That is a gorgeous fish, but he would eat every single fish in my tank for lunch. Lol.
lol what do you have? He'll eat little gobies I'm sure but I have a little clown and he hasn't touched it.
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