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Old 03-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Pred tank

So I Have a 55 gallon. With about 79 lbs LR. I wanna put a lionfish and eel in the tank. Are corals able to survive in a predator tank? I have a 3.5 in. Black sand base and I'd love to add some color to the tank...

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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Keep in mind if you get a volitan lion they get pretty large and a 55 may not house them.
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And most lions will be reef compatible
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And most lions will be reef compatible
What about the snowflake eel?!
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Eel should be fine as well. Just watch if you put any sifters or bottom dwelling smaller fish in or they will become lunch.
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IMO the eel is too big for a 55 because they can get up to 2ft in length, added they are extremely messy eaters.

As for the volitan LiveAquaria recommends 120G as a minimum tank size
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Get a fuzzy dwarf lion, they're so cute!
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