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Old 03-26-2015, 07:29 PM   #1
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I recently gave my porcupine puffer back to my local fish store I'm going back today to look at a new fish to get for my 55g tank so far in the tank at this moment is
-dwarf lion
- longhorned cow fish (2)
-snowflake eel
-tang
What other fish should I get and would be copatible with my fish


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We've covered this before. Your tank is overstocked with TWO fish, the cowfish, that require tanks above 200 gallons to live a healthy life. That isn't even considering whatever tang you have in there most likely. Do not put any other fish in this tank until you return a majority of already is in there.
If you want to stock a tank like this, please check out liveaquaria.com for an idea on what would be suitable to live in it before buying every fish that looks cool and throwing it in there.
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We've covered this before. Your tank is overstocked with TWO fish, the cowfish, that require tanks above 200 gallons to live a healthy life. That isn't even considering whatever tang you have in there most likely. Do not put any other fish in this tank until you return a majority of already is in there.
If you want to stock a tank like this, please check out liveaquaria.com for an idea on what would be suitable to live in it before buying every fish that looks cool and throwing it in there.

100 percent accurate. Don't add anything else, or buy a much larger tank!


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If u have small fish, you can keep as it for now. However eventually u will need to sell them as they will out grow your tank. The rule of thumb is every inch of fish for 5 g of tank.



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If u have small fish, you can keep as it for now. However eventually u will need to sell them as they will out grow your tank. The rule of thumb is every inch of fish for 5 g of tank.



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That isn't accurate of a rule. The inch per gallon rules never worked very well, and even then that is a freshwater concept.
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Yeah, have you ever seen a full grown cowfish, they get pretty darn big, >24" in the wild and easily 75% of that in captivity.


in a tank your size you need to make the choice between one display fish from what you already have or go with fish that don't get much bigger than 3-4 inches.
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