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#1 littlebittyfish

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:45 AM

I have a 55 gallon tank that I plan to turn into a brackish tank eventually. Right now I have 1 dragon goby. What other fish can I put in the 55 gallon with my dragon goby?

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

What salinity are you aiming for? With that dragon goby, pretty high, right?

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:20 AM

Depending on the salinity you can have Mollies, Scats, Mono(Seabae), Sleeper Goby, Archer fish. Some puffers but they are nippy.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:11 PM

Depending on the salinity you can have Mollies, Scats, Mono(Seabae), Sleeper Goby, Archer fish. Some puffers but they are nippy.


Scats are a nono because they can outgrow a 55gal in no time plus they are a schooling species.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:37 PM

I would personally go puffers but like above, they can be nippy. It all depends on the species and then the individual fish becuase they all have their own personality. Besides that I would say archers and anableps (four eyed fish).

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:41 PM

By "nippy," do you mean "moody littly brats who might potentially turn on their tankmates and slaughter them at any moment"? Yeah, you'd be right! Most puffers are best kept in species-only tanks. A single green-spotted puffer would work great if you're willing to go very high brackish or even marine eventually, or a few figure 8s would do well. There are other brackish puffers, but they're hard to find. http://www.thepuffer...1d0d5cf03a58212

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:06 PM

Like lilgreenpuffer said, puffers are very hit and miss. And yeah depending on the individual you are very right about them turning into adorable little murderers (luckily I haven't run into that problem yet, unless you count one of my dwarf puffers killing her mate). Figure eights tend to be more docile, and mine has never touched another fish, but I have seen some very aggressive ones. If you go with puffers I would recommend figure eights but keep an eye on them. I've know a few people who keep dragon gobies and F8s together.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:42 PM

The thing about dragon gobies and F8s is that dragon gobies need even more space than F8s and they grow larger and live longer in near-marine conditions.

I would count "killing her mate" as being an adorable little murderer! :laff:




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