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Old 09-26-2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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will these work together

snowflake eel, diamond goby and 8 damsels. will that work in a 55 gallon tank. i have the damsels and goby now and im sorta wanting to add the eel.

this is what the tank looks like now.
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Most likely th 8 damsels will greatly overload that tank. Most species get very large (8"+), are extremely aggressive, and eat a lot.

No, I would not add anything to that tank.
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Yeah I think if you use small species of fish then it will work together.
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What damsel gets 8"? Most are 2-3", buit still 8 of'm would be too many anyway.
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i thought i was insane when i read that too austin, thats still a lot for a 55, and im not sure an eel would fit in there comfortably

nvm just checked liveaquaria, minimum = 50G so there you go, im thinking the eel would eat those fish though
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Was he referring to the Eel that gets to 8"??
Otherwise, thats a MONSTER Damsel.
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If you got a large sump and a good skimmer, you might be able to try it. Eels are a large impact on the bioload due to the fact they are messy eaters. I would consider clearing out some damsels due to the fact that they will get aggressive. It would make your life easier in a lot of areas.
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If you got a large sump and a good skimmer, you might be able to try it. Eels are a large impact on the bioload due to the fact they are messy eaters. I would consider clearing out some damsels due to the fact that they will get aggressive. It would make your life easier in a lot of areas.

good info and i have no sump what so ever and i dont have a skimmer either.
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They won't all get that big, but many damsels can hit the 6-8" range (some larger). To make it worse many get very ugly at this size, being a drab grey or very washed out.
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Never heard of a damsel availible in the ornamental indistry that gets that big. There is still a lot i have not seen though so it is entirly possible.

I would be concerned for the safety of your goby. Snowflakes are generally not considered the most aggressive eels but both eel and goby would be occupying the same area of the tank. I would think it would only be a matter of time before the eel spots and easy meal and tries to take him out. Also, you should consider this will likly put a lot of stress on your goby even if the snowflake is not interested in him at all. It is still a natural preditor and i would make sure you have a tight fitting lid because that goby will probably leap for the sky if (when) he gets spooked by the eel.
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