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Old 05-05-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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how many fish can i house in my 75 fowlr

right now i have 2 false perc. clowns, 1 humu humu picaso, 2 talbot damsels, and 1 snow flake eel. how many more fish would be ok to house. i think i could have at least 2 to 3 more. just looking for some good imput.
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What kind of filtration system do you have? How much LR? How many fish depends on the fish itself and if you have good filtration.
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And tell me what your nitrate readings are too. Oh yeah, and how old is the tank?
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im running a lee's protien skimmer with a cascade 1500 cannister filter. i have 55 to 60 lbs of LR right now getting more this week. my tank is 4 months old. my nitrates are 20 and less. the fish i was thinking out adding was
1 valentini puffer
1 dwarf lion fish
and may be a lemon peel mimic tang.
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just imo but im not sure if the lion fish would be a wise choice. They tend to do better in a low current tank with lots of space. That and their poisonous and are rather messy eaters.

As for the puffer. Still iffy aswell. say goodbye to your snails/crabs. both of these fish are really made for their own tank. As for me I wouldn't suggest putting these 2 tankmates with others.

But lets wait for others more experienced to chime in
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Mimic Lemon Peel Tang

As you can see the tang needs a 70 gallon tank. You might get away with it in a 60 gallon. Both the dwarf lion and the puffer say thirty gallons.
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you may need to turn off your powerheads when feeding the dwarf lion,thets what I had to do.Also be careful with the eel I found my old one with one of my clowns in its mouth,luckily I got it free and he's still going strong today
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well i have a 75 gal so i figure i could have quite a few fish in it. i just wanted to know if these guys would be ok to add and if that would be too many fish in my tank or not. and as for my eel i target feed him daily with full size krill.
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No one has said anything about what he has in there now. The trigger will probably harrass or kill the other smaller fish in the tank once it grows. The lion and snowflake eel will also do the same. If you want a predator tank, stick with mild aggressive fish all around the same size. Thats just MHO
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I'm interested on knowing how your fish do over the long term so if they start eating each other I would like to know.
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