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Can triops be in the same tank as small 1-inch minnows? Will the minnows kill triop eggs or infants or attack?

Question by Kat: Can triops be in the same tank as small 1-inch minnows? Will the minnows kill triop eggs or infants or attack?
Also, do minnows eat fairy shrimp? I know triops do.

Best answer:

Answer by Dan M
I think you asked this same question twice. Triops and minnows cannot be kept together. It all depends on relative size and who attacks first that determines who survives this experiment. If there are any survivors, that is.

Minnows will find and eat the Triops and the Triops eggs of any size. The adult Triops may catch and eat one of the small minnows, but this will not stop the other minnows from trying to kill and eat the Triops.

Minnows eat fairy shrimp, daphnia, cyclops, Triops and anything else that could hatch out of a Triops kit. Cyclops can chew on your fish, so they are not a good choice as a live food.

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Stocking a 30 Gallon FOWLR tank?

Question by Diver1070: Stocking a 30 Gallon FOWLR tank?
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Stocking a 30 gallon FOWLR tank?
I plan on starting up a 30 gallon FOWLR tank sometime this Fall. I was thinking about something along the lines of this:

A pair of Percula clowns
A Coral Beauty dwarf angelfish
A 3-4″ Fairy wrasse or Flasher wrasse
A goby or blenny of some kind (like a Canary Fang Blenny, Bicolor Blenny, or Shrimp Goby)
And either an Orchid or Sunrise Dottyback, or a Starcki Damsel

The clowns are non-negotiable, but the dottybacks aren’t. I know they can be real hellions, so a Starcki Damsel would easily replace them. For the others, any substitutes would be open to change.
I also know that the angel is pushing it in size, but all of what I have studied, including numerous reference books by authors I trust, tell me that a Coral Beauty will be fine for a 30 gallon.

The Starcki Damsel would replace the dottybacks easily and isn’t as aggressive as other damsels, so it would make a great substitute.

Also, would just a suitable power filter be enough with live rock, or would I need a protein skimmer as well?

Please, I am not an idiot and I am talking about setting up this tank, not that I have it going now. If you have a problem with the fish I have mentioned, any suggestions would be great.
I would like to know what others think of these stocking choices. I am only talking about six fish or less. I know that there are 15 gallon tanks with three fish with no problems. If this tank is overstocked, please suggest how to fix it.

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Answer by Mike
How many times are you going to post this? It’s not even a question. It’s just a comment about you wanting a FOWLR tank. As your only question in the whole thing is about a filter being good enough or needing a Protein skimmer… That was well answered already the first time.

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Stocking a 30 gallon FOWLR tank?

Question by Diver1070: Stocking a 30 gallon FOWLR tank?
I plan on starting up a 30 gallon FOWLR tank sometime this Fall. I was thinking about something along the lines of this:

A pair of Percula clowns
A Coral Beauty dwarf angelfish
A 3-4″ Fairy wrasse or Flasher wrasse
A goby or blenny of some kind (like a Canary Fang Blenny, Bicolor Blenny, or Shrimp Goby)
And either an Orchid or Sunrise Dottyback, or a Starcki Damsel

The clowns are non-negotiable, but the dottybacks aren’t. I know they can be real hellions, so a Starcki Damsel would easily replace them. For the others, any substitutes would be open to change.

Also, would just a Marineland Emperor or Penguin filter be enough with live rock, or would I need a protein skimmer as well?

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Answer by Mike
You really cant compare liver rock and filters to a skimmer. With a 30 gallon tank, the Skimmer is really not something worth having. Weekly water changes will keep organic waste down. 30 gallon tanks can normally only use mini skimmers and these are pieces of crap according to everyone that’s used them.

Personally, I’d never get a 30 gallon salt water tank unless I was getting a nano cube for a small reef tank which i do have a 12G. It would be so benificial to spend a little extra money and get a 55 gallon unless room is a unmanagable issue. This would give you the easy option to upgrade by adding a nice sump, good skimmer, then anything else you could want. With a good skimmer in a 55 gallon you could reduce your water changes. You can very easily find a 55 gallon tank on craigslist for less than it would cost to by a 30 gallon new. This would also make things easier later if you want to start letting your clowns breed. Most salt water tanks are advised to be atleast 45 gallons

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How to remove the Eggs/Sand from the Triops Parent tank

How to remove Triops eggs from the tank the parrents are in.

crustys fish tank

My 4ft marine tank, lit by 8 Aquarays. Using Deltec AP600 skimmer, Eheim 1262 return pump. 2 x Koralia 4 powerheads. 24/7 lit sump with aquaray to grow chaeto. 2 clowns, 2 long finned fairy wrasse, 3 chromis, 1 flame. Corals & 1 atlantic anemone, cleaner & blood shrimp

My 45G Oceanic Tech Series reef tank

My reef tank as of 2/26/2010

Saltwater Tank in High Definition (HD)

Make sure you watch it in High Defintion (HD) 90 Gal. Eheim 2229 Filter. Tunze Pump. Ocellaris Clownfish, Watchman Goby, Tetrosomus Gibbosus Cowfish, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Condei Fairy Wrasse, Blue Gudgeon Goby, Blue Fidji Damsel, Royal Pencil Wrasse, Singapore Angel, Lemon Peel Angel, Hawkfish,12 inch Enginner Goby ( When I bought it it was 2 inch, and It lives under the sand in a large PVC tube, therefore, he does not dig :) , 2 cleaner shrimp and two bloodshrimp, green serpent star, chocolate chip star and 3 turbo snails. I feed them on New Life Spectrum Pellets only (0.5 mm, and sometimes 1mm) Enjoy
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SW20090620: Saltwater Tank Feeding

Normally, I feed the tank with the pumps off. Lately though, I’ve been feeding with them on to entice the diamond goby to eat more.
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Watchman goby and Snapping shrimp tank / Knallkrebs und Partnergrundel @ a Zoo Aquarium [1/1]

TAKE A LOOK AT MY OTHER VIDEOS www.fischbottich.de +++ This is a tank of a Zoo Aquarium near my hometown. We have a video of each tank in this Zoo. 27th of March 2009 (27.03.2009) +++ The population of this tank Dancing Shrimp / Durban Tanzgarnele (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis) Dragonet / Spinnenfisch (Synchiropus sp.) Orange spot watchman goby / Gepunktete Partnergrundel (Amblyeleotris guttata) Snapping shrimp / Hübscher Knallkrebs (Alpheus bellulus) more coming soon…

Q&A: size of tank for these fish??

Question by ninjamouse02: size of tank for these fish??
2 tank bred Ocellaris Clownfish
1 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
2 Tail Spot Blennys
2 bumble bee snail
1 Longfin Fairy Wrasse
2 Clown gobys green
2 Royal Gramma Basslets

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Answer by leftiee
55- 100 gallons I’m guessing. I know some of these fish grow large.

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