Originally Posted by GarrettBay
I've done about a week of research on what fish I could handle and which ones can go together and whatnot, but wanted to run this by some more experienced FOWLR
enthusiasts! I want to put these in a 55 gallon tank.
x Oscellaris Clowns
1x Black and white clown
x Valentinit or Blue spotted or Bennett's Sharpe nose Puffer
x Christmas Wrasse
x Yellow Wrasse
x Vrolik Wrasse
1x Jeweled Moray Eel
Various snails, red banded coral shrimp, 2 little lobsters...no other shrimp or sea stars or anything.
If that is too many fish, I will drop one or two of the wrasses first.
If you look above the fish I marked in red will work ,
You are pretty much stocked with 6 fish , but You could get away with maybe a small school of purple and purple stripe dotty backs 3 of each ,
I have a school of 12 in my 90g and they add color,
As for a coral banded shrimp he wouldn't do well he would be ripped to pieces by the wrasses so he is a No
you would have better luck with either a fire shrimp or a skunk shrimp
reason for this is wrasses and the puffer will leave them alone why I don't know , it's just from my personal experience ,
Lobsters should be 1 per tank as they are territorial and with more than one they will most likely kill one another.
Inverts snails , hermits , are fine as long as you realize the puffer will snack on them , actually it's good for him , it keeps the puffers teeth groomed other wise there teeth will become over grown preventing him to eat .
I replenish my snails and hermits about every 6 months any way , I look at it like this if they do it in the wild let him do it in the tank ,
puffers love clams I buy 4 or 5 of the live cleaner clams some vendors have them , be sure to get the small ones about a inch in size there about a dollar each , frozen clams and mussels are just as good