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Old 05-13-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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What fish?

Getting a new tank and can't decide what to do. I really don't want anything that is able to go with coral ( already have a reef tank, and I'd be tempted to waste more money on coral.) I was thinking of a few choices.... 1. Dwarf Angel Tank 2. Toby Puffer Tank with Snowflake Eel 3. Lionfish Tank with Snowflake Eel 4. Angler Tank


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Old 05-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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What size tank?
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I loved my Snowflake Eel, until I had to catch him. Both Lion Fish and Eels usually have to be fed by hand. Not with your hand! Use a feeding stick or other device. They will need a 50 gallon or larger aquarium depending on the species.
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Between 25-40g. Haven't decided yet. With the snowflake, it would probably grow out pretty quick, unfortunately. My main problem is deciding between the angler,lion,puffer,or angels. Really shooting for a smaller tank (25g).
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Between 25-40g. Haven't decided yet. With the snowflake, it would probably grow out pretty quick, unfortunately. My main problem is deciding between the angler,lion,puffer,or angels. Really shooting for a smaller tank (25g).
In a 35 gallon tank you cant keep an eel, lion, or a puffer. You could get away with one small angler.. Thats it.
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In a 35 gallon tank you cant keep an eel, lion, or a puffer. You could get away with one small angler.. Thats it.
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Maybe one dwarf angel and a few small nano fish like damsels, gobies, clowns etc. Fish need space, they get stressed, are more susceptible to disease and infection and become more aggressive and territorial. 55g minimum i would say if you want any of those combinations, and even that is on the smaller side of ok.
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Well I know fu man chu Lions can go in 30g and small toby puffers can go in 25g.
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Not sure where your getting that info but its not incredible accurate. If you had no other fish in a 30 gal then maybe but not with other fish of similar size will co-exist in a that small a tank.

Advised lionfish/puffer 55g minimum. Anything small and your success rate it gonna get small and problems will occur. They need territory or they get aggressive. My advice but the choice is yours.
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Also the puffer may nip the fins of a lion.
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From LiveAquaria.com and my Saltwater Fish Handbook.
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