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Old 12-13-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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I have a 125 gallon fowlr filtration is a protein skimmer in sump. Have a lionfish (centerpiece) yellow tang, foxface. Want to add to tank and want a fish that won't eat my snails and hermit crabs or get eaten by my ever hungry lionfish (I feed him off chopsticks) advice welcome.
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How about an eel of some type since it's fowlr?
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I wouldn't mind an eel but don't want one that gets to big. Which type do you have in mind?
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #4
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I wouldn't mind an eel but don't want one that gets to big. Which type do you have in mind?
Snowflakes are a good hardy eel. Jeweled morays don't get huge either. Both max around 2 feet.
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Yeah the big problem with eels is they escape. I have a top on the tank but it is not designed to stop Houdini. Haha
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Yeah the big problem with eels is they escape. I have a top on the tank but it is not designed to stop Houdini. Haha
Very true haha. How about a shoal of anthias?
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Nice! Gonna research them. Thx
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I would add some kind of Angel. Any of the dwarfs would work. I would not go Pygmy or Flameback. (too small). Even some that they consider "Large" would work in a 125 (Singapore, Flagfin, Lamarks, Bellus, etc). The truly Large ones (Emperator, Blue Face , Queen, Annularis, etc) need a bigger tank.
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Singapore looks good. Wondering in general how small a fish can survive a 12-15" full grown lionfish
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I had a Singapore briefly that came with my 240g. It did fine, ate like a pig and then got a gash on its side a died (no idea how). They can be tricky to get eating, so make sure you see it eat at the LFS before buying. It was in a. 45g holding tank with a Volitan Lion that was 6-7" and they were fine together. Lions will eat whatever will fit in their mouth. This Angel was at least 2x larger than the Lion 'a mouth.
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