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Old 09-06-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Possible inhabitants for 55ga - updated

1 coral beauty or 1 flame angel
1 purple firefish
Pair of ocellaris clowns
1 type of goby
1 valentini puffer or blue spotted puffer
CUC of usual hermits and snails
A few skunk shrimp
Would love to have a serpent starfish

Open to more suggestions.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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I wouldn't add more than that. My 55 seems maxed out at 5 fish, anymore and I always loose one somehow.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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Those puffers may thank you for the fine meal of shrimp, hermits and snails.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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That's what I'm afraid of and the more i read, the more I'm leaning away from a puffer- even though i think it would be neat o have one. Could I put a dottyback with a goby and fire fish?
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You def can. I had an indigo dotty back in with a watchman goby without issues. I traded the watchman later on, but no probs. this is in a 55 as well. Just make sure you add them slowly over time so the bacteria can catch up to your systems needs.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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Oh yes. Def plan on doing things slowly. What would be another possible nice sized fish to do and maybe not do the dottyback? I would like to have another "bigger" fish than just an angel..
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A 55 limits larger fish. Maybe a dwarf angel and id limit to one if and only.
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