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Old 06/17/2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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Compatibility eels & fish

I got a 180 gallon tank and am moving my two 3 foot+ snowflake and zebra eel in.

I will also be adding a porcupine puffer, green spot puffer, dogface puffer and flagfin angel which I am adopting from someone who can't keep them. These fish are all 5 inches long and have been together 6 years, so they may not grow more.

Can I add a couple more fish like a humu trigger and tang or is the bioload too much already? Or will there be compatibility issues likely?


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Old 06/17/2017, 07:43 PM   #2
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Two of those puffers need over 200 gallons each...


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Old 06/17/2017, 07:48 PM   #3
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I am good at upgrading tanks if I need to.

I'm not sure the puffers will grow more as they are 6-7 years old now. Do you think they will grow more at that age?


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Old 06/17/2017, 09:24 PM   #4
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I would think those puffers are fine in that tank, and considering they've already been together I see no problem. The type of eels you have and the size of those fish I don't find a problem either. I can see why would want to add a couple more fish and you choice of a huma and a tang would be good choices. But you are right your bioload is going to be massive. I suggest an oversized skimmer, an algae turf scrubber or reactor, and maybe even carbon dosing.


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Old 06/19/2017, 01:39 PM   #5
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Two of those puffers need over 200 gallons each...
No they need 125 gallons

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Old 06/19/2017, 06:32 PM   #6
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Sorry I keep getting dog faced confused with mappa for some reason! Pics once you have it set up please my little snowflake moray is going into the 75 with my Ceylon and gsp


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Old 06/20/2017, 03:11 AM   #7
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Sorry I keep getting dog faced confused with mappa for some reason! Pics once you have it set up please my little snowflake moray is going into the 75 with my Ceylon and gsp
Oh it's ok Mappa puffers get huge I think your safer putting one of them in a 300 gallon I believe they get 2 feet long

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