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Old 11-26-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Fish Ideas.

I wanted To add one more fish To My 55 gallon tank. I Have Two Puffers And Two Triggers Who Aren't That Big. Any Ideas?
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I wanted To add one more fish To My 55 gallon tank. I Have Two Puffers And Two Triggers Who Aren't That Big. Any Ideas?
What sort of puffers and triggers?
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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Most puffers/triggers need tanks bigger than 55.
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One Porcupine Puffer, He Just Likes To Eat And Bothers Nobody. Another Is Some sort of striped puffer, and then A Niger and Picasso Trigger.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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Porcupine needs 180g minimum. Picasso and niger 75g. If the other puffer is a striped puffer ( Arothron manliness) then it needs 100g and grows to 12"+!
I think you need to do some more research!
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I would say porcs 125+. Picasso/niger 125+. Stars and stripes 180+. Get rid of all of them and start over. I would suggest a pair of clowns, royal gramma, goby, and a dwarf angel.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:23 AM   #7
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I see a lot of people suggesting 125G+ tanks for some of these species listed above, however that is the size you will need if you plan to house them for its entire life. If the fish you have are small and you want to fit another one go for it, its your tank, just be prepared to move them to a larger tank when they get bigger. Triggers generally grow very slow IMO, puffers do not, and can grow around 3+ inches in 6 months. You can go on pretty much any saltwater forum and find someone on every thread disagreeing about tank sizes, just ignore it and do your own thing, just be responsible and make sure you bump up the tank size when the fish get bigger.
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Agree with errol but I wouldn't put another fish in either until u decide to upgrade or sell one of the puffers when they get bigger. Yes the recommended tank size is larger then u have for those 4 fish but they also aren't very fast and active swimmers so while they r small ur 55 is good. The reason I wouldn't add another is that all 4 are heavy and messy eaters which puts a lot of strain on ur bio-load.
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Then when ur ready find a 180 or 220 on craigslish and add a lion fish clown trigger and an eel and that would be a bad a** tank.
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For those fish I really don't think it is so much the swimming room but the bio load.
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