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Old 02-08-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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20 gallon sw pointless

is doing a 20 gallon tank a waste of my time and effort
every fish that i have looked at has at least has a minimum of a 30 gallon or greater
is there any fish to put in this size tank???
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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LOL, I don't think it is



I have three fish in my 20g long pictured above, and I think all three are in the pic for once
Percula clownfish
yellow watchman goby
red lipped blenny
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No, it is definately not pointless. Smaller tanks are just more difficult to maintain stability with. There's lots of interesting stuff that you can get that won't grow too large.
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That depends. 20 gallons are much harder to keep stable than larger tanks. The amount of success you have with it depends on your experience. Are you experienced in saltwater? If so then you shouldn't have much trouble, otherwise you might want to start larger. My first saltwater tank was a 20 but that was after lots of research and a significant amount of experience with difficult freshwater fish. My saltwater operation has now expanded to include 2 20s, a 55, and a 90. All are reefs except one of the 20s. So- it can be done fairly easily provided you do some research and pay a lot of attention to it. I'd suggest small damsels- one, maybe 2. I also breed clownfish and have heard of people succesfully breeding pairs of ocellaris or percula clowns in a 20 with no fish tankmates ofcourse. The desire for many different fish is easily curbed in saltwater by adding crabs, shrimp, urchins, and after a little experience; stars, mushroom anemones, and zoanthids can all be maintained in a 20 with relative ease and can be quite breathtaking. There are even more options available to those who truely know what theyre doing.
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Since there are two of these topics here, I have tried to merge them together and have had no luck at all. Someone else may want to try.
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Of course, as soon as I figure out how to merge them...

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thanks are there any other fish that would work?

and how many could i put in ? i know based on there size that would vary
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thanks are there any other fish that would work?
Yes research your fish and stick with small fish that are peaceful. I would go with no more than 3 smallish fish.
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i did check on quite a few fish but i didn't think that i could because they all had a minimum in my book anyway of 30 gallon or more
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