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Thread: Dwarf Lionfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    By looking at your blog, you have a 15 gallon tank with live rock and some smaller and medium sized fish already

    I would not add a dwarf lionfish to your set-up. They can be some-what aggressive and most of your fish are peaceful. Not a good match IMO. I would say you tank is currently overstocked so adding anything else would not be a good idea
    3 fish is overstocked??
    PLUR: Learn it, Love it, Live it

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    Saltwater fish generally need more room than freshwater. Its harder to keep good parameters in a SW tank, so lower stocking levels also help keep the tank stabilized.

    I have 6 fish in my 50gal (two of them small) and consider that a touch overstocked. I'd really like to get rid of that damsel...
    20gal long planted community

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXBassAckwrdsXx
    3 fish is overstocked??
    It's not the number of fish as much as it is the type of fish. The two Bangaii Cardinals you have would need at least a 29 gallon tank as a bare minimum (40 gallon would be best). A 15 gallon is just too small for them long term.

    Also, as Sheamuri has stated, SW fish do tend to need more room
    Last edited by Cliff; 03-12-2012 at 01:58 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai
    I'd really like to get rid of that damsel...
    LOL, Ive been thinking the same thing every time mine gets near one of my Morays!!!
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.

    If your not angry, your not paying attention...

    150G FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Assrtd) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby) 10G Fresh (Beta)

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    But they aren't even big fish .-. The tank practically looks empty. Idk where you're getting this "Medium sized" thing at because you could practically cover the cardinals with a quarter if it wasn't for their fins and they're the biggest things in there.
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    I have 8 fish in my 58 gal reef,nothing over 4 inches with most under 2" and I'm stocked heavily enough if not overstocked. There is very little bio filter to any sw tank much less a tiny 14 gal. In my best soup nazi voice.......No lion fish for you!

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    i currently have 7 fish in my 55 gallon, how ever i have just added the last two yesterday, and i do have almost 80lbs of live rock now with my added additions of some coral colonies.

    the reason i stopped my 10G nano was becuase of the limited fish i could keep. so now its just a dedicated reef,
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXBassAckwrdsXx
    But they aren't even big fish .-. The tank practically looks empty. Idk where you're getting this "Medium sized" thing at because you could practically cover the cardinals with a quarter if it wasn't for their fins and they're the biggest things in there.
    Are you aware that fish can grow ?

    It sounds like you have some very young banggai cardinals in your tank. Once they reach adult size, there bodies will be between 3" and 4" in size. Once you add the length of there long fins, you will need a lot of room for them to move around in. A 15 gallon just won't provide enough room for them. I have adult male banggai in my 90 gallon that is ~4 inches in body size right now (maybe a touch smaller). Once you add the length and size of the fins, he needs about as much room as a 5" big fish.

    It may be alright for them right now as they are still very small, but that will change over time.

    Take the time to research your fish and you will see what I mean
    Last edited by Cliff; 03-13-2012 at 02:43 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    The best rule for any tank is this. Plan your stocking as if the fish is fully grown.

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    Just as to give you a idea of there adult size, below is a pic of one of male banggais next to a 4" to 5" hippo tang. These two guys are in a 120 gallon tank. The hippo tang is at a different angle than the banggai, but you should be able to get a image of how big banggais can truly get

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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