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Old 07-12-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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Single fish for 55 gallon

I'm looking for a single large(relatively) fish for a 55 gallon(standard dimensions) fish only or FOWLR.

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Have some experience with FW planted and Pico reefs.

Will be tested weekly.

Most likely Bare bottom.

Will run a skimmer.

Not interested in corals or other inverts.



So far all I have come up with is some kind of Lionfish. Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:57 PM   #2
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A fuzzy dwarf lion would work. Volitains will get to big. An angler tank would work but they are very specialized.


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Old 07-12-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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Think about maybe an Antenatta or radiata lionfish. These grow to a medium size compared to Volitans and are a little more "flashy" than the dwarf lions. Plus, they won;t require a large swimming area.
If not, most other fish will not do well alone so it's a bit hard to suggest. If you have a tight lid, an Octopus comes to mind. They would enjoy the rock set up.

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I've always thought a lionfish/moray eel tank would be cool.

you could get a lanceolatus grouper, they only get to about 8-9' long and just under a half ton at full size, you may have to get a bigger tank somewhere along the line though.


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seriously though, a lfs I frequent has FIVE of these, why???????
another animal that has no business in home aquaria, even though they look beautiful.
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A snowflake eel could work.


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Think about maybe an Antenatta or radiata lionfish. These grow to a medium size compared to Volitans and are a little more "flashy" than the dwarf lions. Plus, they won;t require a large swimming area.
If not, most other fish will not do well alone so it's a bit hard to suggest. If you have a tight lid, an Octopus comes to mind. They would enjoy the rock set up.

Hope this helps

A large centerpiece fish with a few small fish would be OK too.
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Single fish for 55 gallon

Small fish with a lion isn't going to end well. Like the others suggested above I would recommend a radiata or antenatta lion. Really cool fish and won't get too big.


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I have a Mombasa lion which is really cool but has a huge mouth. I think someone else said, maybe a lion and an eel. I have a dwarf golden eel which is a nice size for that tank. I have an angler fish also which is cool, but rather boring. It only seems to move when I'm not watching.


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I have a Mombasa lion which is really cool but has a huge mouth. I think someone else said, maybe a lion and an eel. I have a dwarf golden eel which is a nice size for that tank. I have an angler fish also which is cool, but rather boring. It only seems to move when I'm not watching.


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You have a golden dwarf moray?!?! I'd love to see pics. They're in my top 5 favorite sw fish!


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