Originally Posted by Mannblack76
I have 55 gallon predator tank. I let it cycle for a year(haha) mainly for lack of funds. I recently added a baby panther grouper and baby snowflake eel along with 6 hermit crab and one blue knuckle. I came back the next day and my wife said she wanted some small fish for the kids so we got two yellow tail damsels. All were purchased from my LFS
. As u probably can conclude the latest two (damsels)didnt last when the lights went out then today (a few days in) my blue knuckle is dismembered and a hermit is gone. I researched all this and got a compatability chart and have no clue why my local fish guy sold all this to me (well i guess i do know but still)my question mainly is this: are there any cleaners
that will cohabitate with my predators and can i add any coral stuff or will i b wasting my money again? Also i have read that the panther grouper needs at least 100 gallons is that true or is 55 ok?The store owner is out of town so it is yet to be determined if i will continue my business there.
Sorry for your bad luck and bad info,,i would find another LFS
,,seems they only want to make a buck,not help out the consumer...
Panthers get HUGE!!...They need minimum 180's and up IMO
....a 55 is not a good size to house predator fish...maybe a dwarf lion fish and the eel ,,but thats about all i'd do
Most inverts will probably be prey for the eel,and corals should be just fine to add,,as long as you have proper lighting