Originally Posted by mdavidson
That's really where we are now. She wants a racoon butterfly and snow flake eel and I want a dwarf lionfish, but corals do add a ton to the tank. Plus would love to see a pair of clowns with an anemone eventually and a small school of firefish and bangii cardinals. It makes a hard choice. I may see if I can talk her into letting me start a 55 or so gallon tank with the lionfish eel and several others.
You can get a dwarf lion or even a full size one as long as you have fish large enough to not be eaten. They don't eat corals.