Converting reef to fish only tank

Robert DeWolfe

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I have a 36 gallon reef. I’ve been really busy and I’m not home for most of the summer so my family has been taking care of my tank. I’ve already had 2 coral die since they’ve been taking care of it. I’ve been considering converting my tank into a predator tank. In terms of fish atm I have 2 maroon clownfish, yellow watchman goby, and a sailfin Blenny. I used to have a Valentini puffer but had to re home due to him killing my six line wrasse at the time. I’d like to possibly keep along with what I have, valentini puffer, dwarf lion, and frog fish. Would these fish be compatible with what I already have in terms of fish?
 

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I would say what you have is max stocked for a 36g. A pair of maroon clownfish alone, when mature will dominant most of the tank. The frogfish and dwarf lionfish will require special care especially in feeding, I would do some research on their feeding challenges and care. A 36g is small for a dwarf lionfish. You will have the same issue as before with the valentini puffer, a crowded small tank will lead to aggression.
 

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