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Old 08-02-2014, 07:43 AM   #1
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Cool fish for 55gallon fish only?

Anyone have any cool fish that would fit into a 55 gallon fish only tank? I'm picky in the fact that I like unique fish not one that everyone has lol.


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Old 08-03-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Love my Bennett's puffer what other livestock do you have? Click image for larger version

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Old 08-04-2014, 12:21 AM   #3
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Can you tell me a little about him?


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The Marine Betta is always intrigued me. I've never had one but if I ever go back to FOLR it's on my list!


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He is a sharpnose puffer (so likes to eat inverts) but I did keep some large banded trochus and conch snails that he left alone. No shrimp or crabs tho, he would eat those has loads of personality and will eat from your hand. I believe other sharpnose puffers will do this too (like valentini ones)


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Old 08-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #6
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Well, if you're up for the challenge, a mandarin dragonet is a fun choice. Also, there are a number of gobies that look cool, and for a 55 gallon. For example, neon goby, watchman goby, firefish. I also set up a 55 gal., and creating a stock list that was cool yet functioned was a challenge, but the end result was a fun, full list.


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Unless you have researched what it takes to keep a Mandarinfish it will starve to death. Check out the Starry Blenny. I use http://www.liveaquaria.com to window shop for livestock.


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Sometimes we should look into why things are considered reef safe or not. I have a marine betta in my 55 reef tank. Really cool fish. They eat crabs and shrimp, so I just don't keep any. The only downfall to this beautiful fish is that it is really shy. From the only other one I've had contact with, it appears that they aren't so shy that they hide all the time when they get much bigger...but mine is still only the size of my thumb. Only thing I would reconsider for it would be tank mates. These guys feed slow and a much faster coral beauty doesn't let it eat as much as it could.
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Spinning off the previous comment i ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE my valentini puffer Click image for larger version

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Yea he belongs in a all predator tank no reef


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