Is this stocking good for a 55g predator tank?

lion king

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 3, 2016
Messages
4,732
Reaction score
5,539
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
For me that's too much. The hawkfish may not be a good a fit because they could become food for the lions. I would choose 3 of the others. The fu manchu is extremely difficult so that may help with you decision. Check out some the threads I posted on lion care and feeding.
 
OP
H

harrylikesfish

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 20, 2020
Messages
186
Reaction score
131
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
For me that's too much. The hawkfish may not be a good a fit because they could become food for the lions. I would choose 3 of the others. The fu manchu is extremely difficult so that may help with you decision. Check out some the threads I posted on lion care and feeding.
Okay so what I’m thinking is 1 Snowflake Eel, 1 Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, and can I get a Leaf Fish instead of the Marine Betta? Would that be okay?
 

lion king

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 3, 2016
Messages
4,732
Reaction score
5,539
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Okay so what I’m thinking is 1 Snowflake Eel, 1 Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, and can I get a Leaf Fish instead of the Marine Betta? Would that be okay?

Yes the leaf fish would be fine, just remember to read up on their care. I would highly suggest maintaining live foods in the diet of the leaf fish and fuzzy. You will be hard pressed to find anyone with long term success feeding a dead only diet with these 2 fish.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
OP
H

harrylikesfish

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 20, 2020
Messages
186
Reaction score
131
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Yes the leaf fish would be fine, just remember to read up on their care. I would highly suggest maintaining live foods in the diet of the leaf fish and fuzzy. You will be hard pressed to find anyone with long term success feeding a dead only diet with these 2 fish.
Is silversides, mollies, and ghost shrimp a good diet?
 

lion king

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 3, 2016
Messages
4,732
Reaction score
5,539
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Is silversides, mollies, and ghost shrimp a good diet?


If you are sticking with a diet of live ghosties and mollies, you can add in a variety of other dead food that they will take. I feed silversides, shrimp, tuna, salmon, silver fish(a fish I get from the asian market), and human grade krill(also from the asian matket. Each fish will be different as to what they will actually eat.
 

ApoIsland

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 13, 2020
Messages
688
Reaction score
796
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Okay so what I’m thinking is 1 Snowflake Eel, 1 Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, and can I get a Leaf Fish instead of the Marine Betta? Would that be okay?

The marine beta adds almost no bioload to a tank. They have such a slow metabolism and don't require much food at all. I would not exclude this fish. It is a must have in every tank for me. One of the best fish you can possibly get.
 

PICK the Most Tested & Least Tested Parameters of your Tank (Pick 2)

  • Calcium (most)

    Votes: 7 5.1%
  • Alkalinity (most)

    Votes: 104 75.4%
  • Magnesium (most)

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Phosphate (most)

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • PH (most)

    Votes: 16 11.6%
  • Nitrate (most)

    Votes: 9 6.5%
  • Nitrite (most)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ammonia (most)

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • (least) Calcium

    Votes: 5 3.6%
  • (least) Alkalinity

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • (least) Magnesium

    Votes: 12 8.7%
  • (least) Phosphate

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • (least) PH

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • (least) Nitrate

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • (least) Nitrite

    Votes: 47 34.1%
  • (least) Ammonia

    Votes: 56 40.6%
Your Reef
Top