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Old 04-04-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Restocking My 55 Gallon

Hello all, I wanted to restock my tank back up now because everything is fine now after I had a Parasite issue. I was wondering what should I get? The fish I have that survived are My niger trigger, Porcupine puffer, Yellow tang, and blue hippo tang. Everyone is fine and I wanted to restock. I didn't have anything in mind, but I would like something that would go good with my other fish. Any ideas?
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None. You're way overstocked with your 55 gallon now. If you must get a 'creature' I would get more clean up crew members eg: crabs, snails, etc.

The yellow tang MAY be comfortable in your tank for a while if its small enough, but the hippo, puffer and maybe even the trigger will get too big for your tank. It really will save you heartache if you dont over stock your tank. Please quarantine if you do ever get another fish.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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Why not? The yellow tang is still small and so is the trigger. The hippo and puffer aren't that big either. I know they will out grow the tank but they are still small. I do quarantine all the new fish I get. What about smaller fish?
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Do you plan on upgrading anytime soon? Those fish grow pretty quick. So just to keep you from getting frustrated I do recommend you to at least upgrade to a 120 with all of them in your tank and if you would like more. It may be fine for the time being but they will outgrow that tank up quickly.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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Yes I do Plan On uprgrading. That tank size actually sounds good. All of the fish are still pretty small and won't out grow the tank for a while. I know they will though. Would I still be able to put more in?
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The entire forum has told you numerous times that your fish selection was excessive and inappropriate from a species perspective. You didn't heed the advice and mother nature took care of bringing your tank in line.

After all that you want to restock again to overstock levels?

I would encourage everyone to read here

Saltwater Fish
Hybrid Scopas Tang
Question About Cowfish
Hippo Tang Question
I Lost A Fish This Morning =[
Help! My Kole Tang Isn't Eating!
I lost 2 fish =[
Quarentine tank going good
Question about Dwarf Seahorses

.before going any further. It's a sad tale but one that will shed light on the thread.

You'll also see the story has changed somewhat with respect to remaining fish size and QT.

Sorry for the tone but it's hard to sit by and know whats going on (past, present and apparently future)
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No more fish. Either get a larger tank 180+ or you will be torturing fish. The only reason I got a kole tang for my 40(which some people will say is bad) was because i will be getting a 180+ soon and the fish is small. Dont kill any more fish.
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I have to agree with the captain. We`ve been down this road before. If you add any more fish then you`ll have trouble again. Sorry but it must be said.
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I haven't been working with saltwater tanks long at all, going on three weeks of just putting my tank together. I have read plenty of times and been told plenty of times that my 55 gallon isn't really big enough for triggers, let alone triggers, tangs, puffers, and others. (hence I listened) I have read all of your past posts and I can not come to a conclusion to either you are to immature to understand these fish are creatures just like you; or if you love the idea of well you could say; torture? You say all of your fish are still small and are doing great. However you are not understanding the concept that they are not doing as great as you think. You have lost multiple fish, your tank is to small for these fish you are wanting; your water parameters aren't even exactly stable. I would advise you possibly listen this time, and either change the fish you have; or upgrade to a bigger tank.
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You should never stock your tank with the intentions of someday getting a bigger tank when the fish outgrow it. What happens if the upgrade never comes, then you have a severely cramped tank.
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