Oddball fish for 6 gallon fluvel edge

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  1. Southpawzzz

    Southpawzzz Active Member

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    I am in the middle of cycling a 6 gallon fluvel edge and I figured out I don’t want just the normal fish in there and wanted to try something new. I was wondering if there are any oddball fish like a puffer/angler/lionfish that would be okay in a small 6 gallon tank. Any ideas of rare or cool fish would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Partner Member Showcase Editor Expert Contributor

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    Barnacle blenny, rhino blenny
     
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    that size is way to small for most fishes, so you are really limited by your choices. Clown goby, citron goby are couple of other choices.
     
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    Not a fish but, could do a sexy shrimp tank.)
     
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    Anything besides Blenny’s?
     
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    Smaller shrimp/goby match-ups . . . Flaming prawn goby is a pretty cool one, and stays tiny.

    ~Bruce
     
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    Don't be too quick to dismiss barnacle blennies. They are hilarious and full of personality. They turn their heads to watch you and are fast as lightening!

     
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    I am thinking about them but, flaming prawn gobys are beautiful and there cool looking
     
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    Even in a 5g are difficult to see.
     
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    I agree that you'll have a hard time finding a unique fish for your set up. Barnacle blennies are hilarious though.

    There are some inverts that have a ton of personality and could be really fun in a 5g. There are a few Mantis species (G. smithii and N. wennerae) that will do fine in a 5g. A Sexy Shrimp colony could be a lot of fun. Pom Pom Crabs are pretty cool, but hard to find in large tanks.
     
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    Tang. Or two Tangs.
     
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    Rainford goby aka court jester goby maybe?
     
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    LOL, You guys crack me up!:D
     
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    Ruby red dragonet are awesome if you can get them to eat. Mine was eating fine, then stopped for some reason.
     
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    Angler fish as the sole inhabitant
     
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    Very poor choice for a new 6 gallon tank since they are pod hunters and will have access to the smallest of portions of live rock. I personally wouldn't touch anything smaller than a 10 gallon for saltwater fish, but a sub 3 inch goby or blenny could work. No more than 1 though.
     
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    Flaming prawn are very neat. I had one in a 5. But very cryptic. Still fun when you do catch a glimpse. Panamic barnacle blennies are the best fish too.
    White head shrimp goby with shrimp could be neat but pricey.
     
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    Crazy idea for down the road, if I plumed the 6 gallon to a 20 gallon long refugium sump could I keep a mandarin dragonet?
     
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    I probably wouldn't.

    Scratch that. I ... just wouldn't.

    Not much room for a mandarin, even if it was plumbed to a 75 gallon sump ... and I'm not sure the 20 gallon 'fuge would be sending enough pods to the display, reliably enough, for a mandy.

    ~Bruce
     
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