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Old 03-18-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Another eel

I'm look for another type of eel to put in my tank other than a snowflake eel this is the fish🐟🐟 I have so far🐠🐠
-dwarf lion
-porcupine puffer
-snow flake eel
And I was thinking what kind of other predator fish 🐠🐠should I get also


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Old 03-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #2
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I would not recommend any other fish in a 55 gallon tank. There aren't many choices of fish that can be housed in a 55 that will not become a snack to the lion.


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I agree with sniper.. I was going to say maybe a trigger of some sort but a 55g is just to small.. Soon the porcupine will need a bigger home..


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Wolf eel, but it will be too small for them. The amount of fooDS and the water quality will go south very quickly.

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Wolf eel, but it will be too small for them. The amount of fooDS and the water quality will go south very quickly.

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actually not.
carnivores like eels and lions can do perfectly fine with being fed once a week, so water quality would be relatively easy to manage. The challenge is in finding other tank mates that would do well on that feeding schedule, the porcupine can, a trigger would not, but a wolf eel would.

never understood people saying lions and eels are so messy and water quality is always an issue.
that is faulty logic,
regardless of how large the fish gets and what/how it eats, the hobbyist still has control over the amount of nutrients introduced to the tank and subsequent water quality.
plus the larger the meal that can be eaten, the less frequently it needs to be fed.

IMHO the real challenge is keeping smaller reef fish that eat constantly in the wild and keeping them fat and happy while still maintaining water quality, compared to that, lions and eels are easy.
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