Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 10-27-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 114
Is it possible???

I was wondering if I establish any inverts in my tank before the addition of the following would they have a chance of surviving. Mainly I'm looking for a clean up crew for this FOWLR tank. Keep in mind that the following fish are not in the tank yet.

Longnose Hawkfish
Snowflake Eel
Antennata Lionfish
Yellow Tang
Flame Angel

I was hoping for a shrimp and/or crap combination.


72gal bowfront, 5gal sump, 45lbs LR, 260watt PC (2-65watt actinics, 2-65watt 10,000k), AquaC Urchin Pro skimmer, 2 Maxi-jet 1200 ph's.
ctmedman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,888
I guess you mean crab, right. I know you`ll be OK with the last two. The first three I`m not sure about. Smith and foster says the hawkfish will eat small shrimp. Maybe others will chime in

melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 04:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 971
I believe any shrimp, snail, crab, hermit combo would be on the menu....how fast they would be consumed will vary by chance, IMO.
HoopsGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 03:10 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 930
Send a message via AIM to DragonForce
Longnose Hawkfish-will eat them
Snowflake Eel-might not eat a skunk cleaner shrimp
Antennata Lionfish-will eat them
Yellow Tang-perfect community fish
Flame Angel-perfect community fish
37 gal all glass
50lb LR
3' fine sand bed 1x Orange Stripe Prawn shrimp goby, 1x sixline wrassemated pair of true percula clowns, 1x CBS shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, 1x pistol shrimp, 1x tiger tale cuke, ~20+ snails, ~10+ hermits, 1xserpent star.
green Bubble coral, hammer coral (8 heads!) ,various Zoos,green finger leather, green star polpys ,shrooms
175w 10k MH
28w actinic 03
2x maxi jett 1200
Prizm skimmer (modded)
Hagen powerfilter(for running carbon 24/7)
nano arctica chiller
DragonForce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 07:55 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
I don't see snails being eatten, but shrimp are out. I would also try a few crabs and see what happens. I have snails with a puffer and SFE and have no issues..... If you get a JUMBO SFE then it may eat snails, but IMO a long as he is well fed I don't see it being a problem.
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 08:31 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,044
Send a message via MSN to StripesTheEel
the lion and the hawk are the probs.. lion will eat shrimp..hawk will also..the SFE wont touch a thing if u keep him well fed.. the shrimp may even form a symbiotic relationship with the eel.. my zebra and cleaner combination are fun to watch..


StripesTheEel is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.