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Old 02-23-2014, 09:38 PM   #11
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Sorry for your losses but you guys need to take a step back and slow down. Aggressive and reef doesn't really work. That grouper is gonna need a bigger home as well. I'd rehome him and the damsel before going any further. You could then do a fuzzy dwarf lionfish, snowflake eel and hawkfish if you want aggressive but semi reef safe. The chocolate chip needs to go as well.

Even well fed it will eat any corals it stumbles across. Just realize aggressive fish have big appetites and are very messy so keeping coral with them is difficult. No triggers, big lions, big eels, groupers, etc. check liveaquaria for tank sizes and always do research before you buy a fish
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Yes, they are good for fish-ins, but I don't recommend fish in cycles.
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Could we go non agressive with the grouper in there? He hasn't gone after anyone as we never see him. The condy is the only anemone we have right now and since nothing gets along with it I was thinking we could just feed it to something.
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Uh.. I'm not sure. I've known groupers to be so-so, maybe someone else knows.
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Considering he will get about a foot, no. Once bigger he will eat smaller fish, he's a grouper
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...166&siteid=21&
That's what liveaquaria says about your grouper
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Grouper in a 55 won't work. I have a 55 and it's somewhat limiting. Banggai cardnails clowns and dwarf angels are good choices
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An aggressive tank is a tough route to go in a 55 gallon. If you want to keep coral the star fish will have to go for sure. Anemones are also very tough for new tanks.

+1. I would say look into maybe a pair if clown, one of the reef safe wrasse species, a dwarf angel and maybe a few chromis to form a little school. Also let your tank mature for 9 months to a year before adding nems, clowns will be fine with out them
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+1. I would say look into maybe a pair if clown, one of the reef safe wrasse species, a dwarf angel and maybe a few chromis to form a little school. Also let your tank mature for 9 months to a year before adding nems, clowns will be fine with out them

+1. That says it all.
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If I were to go that route would I be able to keep my star fish or my grouper? I really like them both!
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