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Old 12-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #11
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Why would they fight?
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i found a new type of "fish" that i want, here is the link!

Snowflake Eel at PETCO
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Why would they fight?
because the octopus will try to eat any fish or crustaceans you put in there.
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i found a new type of "fish" that i want, here is the link!

Snowflake Eel at PETCO

Gets to large and will eat the fish listed above as well.


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I have decided on a 55-40 gallon reef with a snowflake eel, a cleaner shrimp and maybe a lionfish...
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I don't know if I'd do reef and eel, I spend to much time with my hands in my reef tanks to feel comfortable with having an eel, jmo though...


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30g is too small for a octopus
snow flake eel gets to big for a 30g
engineer goby s get up to 16inch and would be confined in a 30g
lion fish is also out in 30g
both eel and lion would eat the skunk shrimp too
have you considered maybe a harlequin bass or a lantern bass or a tabaco bass all these fish would work in a 30g and have awesome markings and get about 5 inch
you are limited to what fish will work in a 30g

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I know that feeling my engineer goby wraps around my wrist kind of creepy
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I have decided on a 55-40 gallon reef with a snowflake eel, a cleaner shrimp and maybe a lionfish...
A 55 is a great tank. I love my 55 reef. I would avoid the lionfish and the snowflake. You end up with your hands in a reef all the time, opening you up to get bit or stung. But that is just my opinion.
To get a similar look, the engineer goby would be a great fit for a 55 reef. I had one in my tank for a short period of time and really enjoyed him. As they are more peaceful, this will open you up to many other options for fish in this size of tank.
Check out liveaquaria.com. They can help you narrow down appropriate choices for the livestock you like and what will be able to live together. They have very accurate recommendations for tank size requirements.
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A 55 is a great tank. I love my 55 reef. I would avoid the lionfish and the snowflake. You end up with your hands in a reef all the time, opening you up to get bit or stung. But that is just my opinion.
To get a similar look, the engineer goby would be a great fit for a 55 reef. I had one in my tank for a short period of time and really enjoyed him. As they are more peaceful, this will open you up to many other options for fish in this size of tank.
Check out liveaquaria.com. They can help you narrow down appropriate choices for the livestock you like and what will be able to live together. They have very accurate recommendations for tank size requirements.
No way i'm crossing the snowflake off my list, it is the reason i want a 55 reef. And the lionfish i REALLY want, not that i care if i get stung (i have mainly catfish)...And, the engineer goby would be a GREAT addition.So, now i know what i'm getting (angler,engineer goby,snowflake eel and the lionfish)... I'll start a new thread about the reef once it's all set up (probably 3 months).

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Hope you plan on a sump with a big ole skimmer, your choices are pretty much all on the "messy" side, and will have large bio loads.


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