I am just about ready to add my first fish.
I was leaning toward community fish but now I am not so sure
I am thinking aggressive now.
Last night with all the lights out I searched my tank with a flashlight.
Man do the freaks come out at night.
I found at least a dozen crabs hidding in all the nookes and cranies in the LR
. most were small but at least one was a little bigger than most.
I even found one munching on a snail. When I shined the light on him he just looked up and then continued on munching.
I also have a few clickers in the tank, A Mantis or a Pistol. not sure and I cant find him.
I dont want to tear the tank apart looking for hitchers.
Anyway I think it would be close to impossible to catch all the crabs.
I am thinking a few aggressive fish will eat them up for a snack.
I am worried that community fish will get killed by the crabs sooner or later.
What do you guys think? would community fish thrive in this Crab enviornment or just end up as crab food.
Would aggressive fish be better to keep and eventually eat the crabs?
I would like to try coral next year when my tank is more established but not with the crabs in there. if I can have a good variety of aggressive live stock I would go that route, I just dont like to have large fish in a smallish tank. Would they do ok in just a 72 gallon tank?
72Gallon Bow Tank
.com Keys LR
20Lbs Base Rock | fluval404 | Remora Skimmer | Red Sea Pro Wave Maker | 4 Maxi Jets 2/1200 2/900 PH
| PinPoint PH
Monitor | ARTICA 1/10 HP Chiller
48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH
| 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs
3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR
Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more
Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
24Gallon JBJ Nano Cube
25lbs Marshall Creek/Tonga/Fiji | 2 Flase Percula Clowns | Shrooms | Xenia | Green Button Polyps | Snails | Hermits