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Old 01-03-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to the saltwater keeping hobby and I would like to know if my stocking plans are okay. I currently have a 65 gallon tank and I am planning to have a FOWLR tank.

I currently want to get...
-1 or 2 blue/green Chromis
-2 Ocellaris clownfish
-1 Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish
-1 One Spot Foxface or a Yellow Tang
-Snails and urchins
(If any fish grows too large, I'm planning to give him away to someone with a larger tank)

My questions pretty much are
-Is this stock okay?
-Will the Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish eat the blue/green Chromis or clownfish?
-How much and how many times do I feed the lion fish? I am planning to feed the other fish every other day.
-Will the lion fish eat the snails/urchins?
-Should I add the lion fish or possibly the yellow tang last?
-And any other advice you're willing to tell me
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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The lion will eat the clowns and chromis, the yellow needs a 90g minimum so just dont get it. It will cause to many problems. How about a snowflake moray? They are good tank mates for the fuzzy dwarf lions. Also a hawkfish might be good. The lion should be fed silver sides or live shrimp 3 times a week, they are very messy eaters so have a sump with a triple the tank volume skimmer (180g skimmer and good quality)
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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The only thing is that the eel would eat the snails, but I'm not sure about the urchins.
How can I clean the waste or what would eat the waste on the sand?
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The only thing is that the eel would eat the snails, but I'm not sure about the urchins.
How can I clean the waste or what would eat the waste on the sand?
No invert eats fish poop. The eel wouldnt be able to eat snails. So your ok with them.
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You could probably do maroon clowns or clarkiis with the lion. Just none of the smaller ones, they would get eaten.
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No invert eats fish poop. The eel wouldnt be able to eat snails. So your ok with them.
Sorry I meant detritus.
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Sorry I meant detritus.
Hermit crabs might work.
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Thank you Fishman,
But I think I'll just scratch the whole lion fish idea.

Is it possible to have a puffer in there with a ocellaris clownfish? Possibly a porcupine or valentini? I heard if they die and you don't take them out fast enough, their poison can nuke your tank. Have you had any experience with them? And would they eat snails/ urchins?

Different people have told me very different things. Anyways, thanks for all your great information though
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Thank you Fishman,
But I think I'll just scratch the whole lion fish idea.

Is it possible to have a puffer in there with a ocellaris clownfish? Possibly a porcupine or valentini? I heard if they die and you don't take them out fast enough, their poison can nuke your tank. Have you had any experience with them? And would they eat snails/ urchins?

Different people have told me very different things. Anyways, thanks for all your great information though
Infact i have a valentini. Ive had him for ever now, he was my 2nd saltwater fish. He has never attacked any of my fish. But he had eaten 15 hermit crabs and 2 turbo snails. Hes also picked at my other snails but has never killed them. Just my 2 big turbos. Hes never messed with ether of my urchins, ive got a giant snowball urchin and a little tuxedo urchin. Ive had the snowball since ive had the puffer. Added the tux 3-4 months ago. Heres a pic of my puffer

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It's adorable! I think I'll get him. Should I add him last? And how do you grind down his teeth and what do you feed him?
Sorry for asking all these questions, I just would really love to hear from people that are experienced!
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