20 long stocking. (Macroalgae and softies)

BRS

Tamberav

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 4, 2014
Messages
3,310
Reaction score
4,869
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:
First Choice

MaxTremors

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 20, 2021
Messages
647
Reaction score
994
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
187
Reaction score
170
Location
BC
michael jackson halloween GIF by Vevo
 
OP
NoahLikesFish

NoahLikesFish

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 16, 2020
Messages
2,717
Reaction score
1,318
Location
Indiana
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.

I was gonna get one of those anyway but not in a reef tank. I don’t want the tank blowing up
 
Zoanthids

Tuffyyyyy

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
2,439
Reaction score
2,893
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
3,310
Reaction score
4,869
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
3,310
Reaction score
4,869
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.
 

elorablue

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 5, 2021
Messages
455
Reaction score
1,110
Location
Ontario
Wow! over 20 pages in 2 threads in the last 24 hours? LOL
Are you doing this on a bet?
Anyway take your Ritalin and try and focus ;)
 
Zoanthids

dedragon

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 23, 2019
Messages
2,185
Reaction score
1,727
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

Have you ever had a Angelfish in your reef tank?

  • Yes and it was a model citizen (tell us which one)

    Votes: 166 33.5%
  • Yes but it did nip from time to time

    Votes: 69 13.9%
  • Yes but I had to remove it because it went rogue

    Votes: 33 6.7%
  • No but I would like to try one

    Votes: 139 28.1%
  • No and not interested

    Votes: 70 14.1%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 18 3.6%
GHL Advanced Technology
Top