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Old 06-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Talking What is the best eel for 55gallon

I was looking at a lot of eels but I don't know with is right for my tank . I my tank has a lionfish , hippo tang , a clown fish, puffer fish , trigger fish , and a coral tang.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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I was looking at a lot of eels but I don't know with is right for my tank . I my tank has a lionfish , hippo tang , a clown fish, puffer fish , trigger fish , and a coral tang.
A dwarf morray is probably your best bet because most eels will outgrow that tank
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Every single one of your fish except the clownfish needs a tank over 2x that size. That being said, you cant keep an eel in a 55, unless you get something that is unknown. You MAY be able to keep a wolf eel but I wold say 75g. Snowflake eel=75g, black edge moray=125, and everything else pretty much. Your trigger (no matter what type it is) NEEDS A 125, your blue tang NEEDS a 125, and your coral tang????????? IDK what that is, but EVERY SINGLE TANG IN EXISTANCE NEEDS a 75 g tank. Even the smallest (tomini and kole tangs) have a minimum tank size of 75 gallons. Most others need a 125, but some are debated like the yellow tang (being able to be kept in a 75). Your lionfish, unless it is a dwarf fuzzy, dwarf zebra or fu manchu lion, is going to get around 8" and needs a 75g tank. Your clown is fine, but will get eaten by one of your extrememly aggressive fish. I would SERIOUSLY reccomend selling or giving away your fish before they DIE because of improper care. And dont add anything more, that tank is already overstocked about 3-4x what should be in it. GL in the future, and research things before you buy.
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Every single one of your fish except the clownfish needs a tank over 2x that size. That being said, you cant keep an eel in a 55, unless you get something that is unknown. You MAY be able to keep a wolf eel but I wold say 75g. Snowflake eel=75g, black edge moray=125, and everything else pretty much. Your trigger (no matter what type it is) NEEDS A 125, your blue tang NEEDS a 125, and your coral tang????????? IDK what that is, but EVERY SINGLE TANG IN EXISTANCE NEEDS a 75 g tank. Even the smallest (tomini and kole tangs) have a minimum tank size of 75 gallons. Most others need a 125, but some are debated like the yellow tang (being able to be kept in a 75). Your lionfish, unless it is a dwarf fuzzy, dwarf zebra or fu manchu lion, is going to get around 8" and needs a 75g tank. Your clown is fine, but will get eaten by one of your extrememly aggressive fish. I would SERIOUSLY reccomend selling or giving away your fish before they DIE because of improper care. And dont add anything more, that tank is already overstocked about 3-4x what should be in it. GL in the future, and research things before you buy.
Well said chris, i agree with everything.

To the op, dont get an eel until you rehome some fish, you have some serious stocking problems right now
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That's what I was thinking lol lack of research is the biggest mistake in this hobby
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+1 to the sound advice
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Man he scared me! But he's advice is point on. I'm fairly new to saltwater but not that new. I wish people would really ask advice before buying, don't be afraid to get the answers you may not wanna hear. Do your research it will only benefit you and well as your fish...

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There are eels that could be kept in a 55 or even smaller. Garden eel (expert only, probably best left in ocean) and golden dwarf moray eels. But like others have said your tank mates will need a larger tank for long term success.
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Ya garden eels if they sand bed is like 12" lol. If you can find a dwarf golden yeah theyre fine but deinitely not in a 10000000x overstocked tank. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news lolz.
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