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Old 12-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #21
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You can put an engenier goby they are very dosiles and when they change they look like an eel and they are very resistant
They are stationary and they will hide under a rock no problem i used to have 2 in a 20 g for over 9 month
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You can put an engenier goby they are very dosiles and when they change they look like an eel and they are very resistant
They are stationary and they will hide under a rock. I used to have 2 in a 20 g for over 9 months and then i got a 65 g
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They are stationary and they will hide under a rock in the sand i used to have 2 in a 20 g for over 9 month then i upgraded
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #24
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You couldnt do an engineer in a 10. They grow to be quite large for a goby.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #25
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My engineers are over a foot long. Great fish, but they have dug huge tunnels in my 300 gallon reef.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #26
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Just because you can fit more fish without your parameters going crazy doesn't mean you should. Fish need their space, just because they are surviving doesn't mean it's the best condition for them. I would recommend trying to stay close to LA minimum requirements as well as the following inch rules.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #27
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Just because you can fit more fish without your parameters going crazy doesn't mean you should. Fish need their space, just because they are surviving doesn't mean it's the best condition for them. I would recommend trying to stay close to LA minimum requirements as well as the following inch rules.
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You could ovoid the problem of not having enough space by only getting small fish. Basslet, clowns, damsels, dwarf angels, small gobies, fire fish.
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You could ovoid the problem of not having enough space by only getting small fish. Basslet, clowns, damsels, dwarf angels, small gobies, fire fish.
the problem with some of these fish, such as damsels, is the fact that they need larger territories. And in a 20, no dwarf angel should be in there.
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You could ovoid the problem of not having enough space by only getting small fish. Basslet, clowns, damsels, dwarf angels, small gobies, fire fish.
Of course taking into account their Full Grown length with the inch rule.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #30
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The inch rule is a bit outdated and misleading imo. There are just too many variables to be able to put set limits on tank sizes when it comes to fish. Adult size, eating habits and styles, territorial needs, compatability needs, etc. the best we can do as responsible hobbyists is formulate a "rough draft" stock list, gain as much input as needed on it, then adjust accordingly. The same can be done while adding fish. Also just because someone states that they can do something or were able to do something, does not necessarily mean you will have the same outcome. This also works the other way around. For instance, i have a 125 fowlr with 6 fish in it, its been up for over a month, with no skimmer running, and the trates are at 10-20, most people will tell me thats not possible, but for some reason thats how the tanks running.
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