20 long stocking. (Macroalgae and softies)

BRS

Tamberav

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 4, 2014
Messages
3,053
Reaction score
4,374
Location
Wauwatosa, WI
Since you like predators, have you considered a small active mantis shrimp instead? You can feed it live shrimp and crabs and watch it bludgeon them to death.

 
Last edited:
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting

MaxTremors

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 20, 2021
Messages
334
Reaction score
462
Location
Boise
because apex predator fish do best in this kind of setup anyway. I might trade the fish when they grow too
No. ‘Apex predator fish’ do best in appropriately sized tanks. And despite the fact that a lot of people do it, keeping fish that will quickly outgrow the tank they’re in with the attitude of ‘I’ll just trade them in’ is wrong. The animals that we keep aren’t disposable, or rentals, or inanimate things that we can just use for entertainment until we tire of them or until their care becomes too expensive or inconvenient.
 

BelieveInBlue

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 1, 2021
Messages
118
Reaction score
91
Location
BC
michael jackson halloween GIF by Vevo
 
Corals.com

Tuffyyyyy

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
2,422
Reaction score
2,871
Location
BHM
Warty angler pair of skunk clowns and a blenny?
Angler will eat those things. A single wart angler will survive in that tank, but you're going to be replacing it every year and, not to be rude, but it's not a fish for a budget-conscious person. You'll go broke buying fish for it to prey on.
 

Tamberav

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 4, 2014
Messages
3,053
Reaction score
4,374
Location
Wauwatosa, WI
I was gonna get one of those anyway but not in a reef tank. I don’t want the tank blowing up

blowing up? They can’t break glass. Literally the only time that has happened is when someone put a very large mantis in a very tiny thin tank. Like think of a 6 inch mantis in a 5g Petcos tank.

It’s not going to do anything to a 20g. Especially a small species.
 

Tamberav

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 4, 2014
Messages
3,053
Reaction score
4,374
Location
Wauwatosa, WI
I am gonna put one in a plastic tank so it can’t explode the tank no matter what

A small mantis in a 20g literally can not break the glass. No matter what.

HELLO? Is this thing on?

I give up lol you don’t listen and no suggestion is good enough for you.
 
Maxout

dedragon

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 23, 2019
Messages
1,514
Reaction score
1,134
mantis shrimp needs at least a 10 gallon tank and i thought u were only setting up one tank not 2.
Wartkin anglers im pretty sure will try to eat any fish that is smaller or equal size. Wartskin anglers can and will eat each other and the clownfish as well.
I would say 1 angler in a 15-20 gallon with no other fish would work, they will eat any fish that can fit in a 20.
Probably should give up on the predators if you plan to keep a 20 gallon, its hard and costs way more money than a regular tank
 
BRS

HOW MUCH DO YOU LIKE ZOANTHIDS?

  • LOVE them

    Votes: 373 44.2%
  • Like them

    Votes: 230 27.3%
  • They're "ok"

    Votes: 161 19.1%
  • Don't like them

    Votes: 45 5.3%
  • Hate them

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 1.2%
Buckeye
Top