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Old 12-06-2011, 05:57 PM   #11
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Is a 55 really big enough for a snowflake? I only ask because I'm going to set up a 55 fowlr and I wanted to do 1 snowflake and maybe 3-5 leopard (avocado) puffers.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:12 PM   #12
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Yes a 55 is big enough for a snowflake. You'll need a good protein skimmer to have 3 puffers as they're messy eaters.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #13
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The snowflake will be OK, I having owned one, wouldnt put one in ANYTHING less than a 75g. Just get one lion. BTW this is the stuff I love, predator reefs. WOO!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #14
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I recently picked up a snowflake and currently have him in a small tank until my other one is set up. He seems to b fine. Doesnt come out of rocks too often but when he does its for a quick couple laps then gone. I think you'll b fine. Just put a heap of caves to occupy him

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:50 PM   #15
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Anglers and lions are not aggressive ,,they are opportunistic eaters...
I'm not sure how a lion and angler would work together though..Whichever one is bigger will likely eat the smaller one..I have always wanted to add a lion to my angler tank ,but I don't think its a good idea.My angler now eats 2 inch chromis and the big scallops
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:24 AM   #16
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The reason for larger size tanks for the lion family is not because of overall size or style of swimming, its because of their body style..more particularly their long fins, they are wide as heck and need decent room to comfortably move about. My 6" volitan was every bit of 8" wide considering his fins. I personally wouldn't house any combo consisting of a lion in a 55.. lion/angler in a 55 will most likely cause issues
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:01 AM   #17
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Anglers maybe, but I would disagree about a lion being opportunistic. Crabs, shrimp, snails, they are opportunistic.

Drop a small fish into a tank with a lion fish and you'll see just how "opportunistic" he is lol.

I could understand the case being made for the angler, as it won't actively seek out the prey. However a lion will go right after shrimp, fish, whatever it wants to try and eat, its gonna try and eat it.
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True BC10,but they are not aggressive ,,I have heard of fish(triggers in particular) chewing on there fins till there gone ...Anyway,,i think the consensus here is ,,no lion in a 55,no lion/angler combo ...maybe just an angler and an eel
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Very true, a tank member they can't eat probably won't be harassed. I'll call it aggressive eating. They have an eating disorder lol.

I also agree with an angler and an eel. An angler would be an awesome, unique fish itself.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #20
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Yea the angler is definately the must have anyways. I never really paid much attention to them before, but I seen one a couple weeks ago at my lfs in a nano. It was so freaking awsome. It definately inspired this tank. The lionfish was just an afterthought. I'm not really set on one. But I think I need a free swimmer for this tank. The eel will be the rock dweller, the angler the bottom dweller, any suggestions for a swimmer? Remember it's gonna go reef eventually.
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