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Old 02-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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My friend has a 40 gallon tall tank. It is only 30 inches long. He is going to stock a... Yellow tail damsel, a striped damsel, a Picasso trigger, an emperor angel, and a pair of clowns. This is with a emperor 280 filter and 5 pounds of live rock, and a coral insert. What do you think about this?
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My friend has a 40 gallon tall tank. It is only 30 inches long. He is going to stock a... Yellow tail damsel, a striped damsel, a Picasso trigger, an emperor angel, and a pair of clowns. This is with a emperor 280 filter and 5 pounds of live rock, and a coral insert. What do you think about this?
The damsels and clowns are fine. Absolutely no on the trigger and angel. Plus he needs about 35 more pounds of live rock
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So even if the trigger is like 2 inches and so is the angel. The insert takes up most if the tank but I will tell him to still add more live rock.
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So even if the trigger is like 2 inches and so is the angel. The insert takes up most if the tank but I will tell him to still add more live rock.
These fish need a lot of swimming room and what happens when it gets to big if you can keep it alive that long. Big angels are on the more difficult side to keep alive. These fish deserve a home they can live in their whole lives just like any other pet we keep. Why deprive them of that. I will guarantee the angel will get sick eventually in a tank that size.
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If he really must have an angel get a dwarf from the centropyge genus. Even then they require more swimming room but it's not as horrid as putting an emperor in there
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So trigger no, and emperor no
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So trigger no, and emperor no
Yep lol
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How big of a tank for those 2?
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The emperor-240 (8 feet) at least. IMO a 10 foot, 3 foot wide tank would be the best.
Picasso-125
For both at least a 240 that is 8 feet
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So even when there small they shouldn't be kept. How long could they be kept if he was to get a bigger tank
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