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Old 10-09-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Reef safe lobsters that wont harm fish

i have a 20 gal long, are there any i could get, it also has to be compatible with my stocking list
stocking is as follows
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2 ocellaris (1 b&w 1 orange)
1yellow watchman goby
1longnose hawk fish
1 royal gramma
1 fish TBD (suggestions???)

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5 assorted snails
5 assorted snails


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1 waving hand
1 kenya tree
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2-3 leathers
3-4 zoas

Tank details 20 g long
substrate crushed coral
live rock 21 pounds 6 piece
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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U seem a bit over stocked to me I'd get rid of some fish first man but hey u can trade them into ur LFS and maybe get that lobster ya want and lobsters are too slow to catch fish u should be fine
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I`ve had a reef lobster for 7 yrs now and he has not messed with ant fish yet.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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is it a purple reef lobster, does it mess with shrimp, can it go in a 20 long, btw my tank is cycling and that is a planned stock list, i will get rid of the 6th fish and tone down the numbers on the CUC
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Oh ok I just don't want u to see the same issue I had. I almost lost a $40 grouper cause I had to much fish for my 20 gal but I got rid of him and got something else
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would this stocking list be acceptable?
2 ocellaris (1 b&w 1 orange)
1yellow watchman goby
1longnose hawk fish
1 royal gramma


Inverts
4 assorted hermits
2 assorted snails
3 assorted shrimp


Corals
1 frogspawn
1 waving hand
1 kenya tree
2 mushrooms
2-3 leathers
3-4 zoas

Tank details 20 g long
substrate crushed coral
live rock 21 pounds 6 piece
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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is your lobster with shrimp?
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:59 PM   #8
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@ melosu58, thank you for all of your help
would u say i could keep shrimp hermits and snails with a reef lobster, also is a 20 long large enough? Thanks
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I wouldnt mix the different clowns. It's possible but IME it works like 5% of the time. And the times I've seen it work are in 90g+ tanks
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its 1 pair, 1 of each, they are both ocelarris, why couldnt it work?
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