View Full Version : anyone here have a predator tank


IVEgotCRABS
07-20-2011, 4:02 PM
i have a 125 that i want to be a predator fowlr
my question is what are the cool colored compatible fish for a tank this size
right now i have a niger trigger and snowflake eel

also what to get for clean up crew

jaydm93teg
07-20-2011, 4:09 PM
I used to have one:
fowlr predator with the following

Yellow tang
snowflake eel
barred moray eel
humu trigger

As far as the clean up crew there really arent a ton of options because all your typical stuff will become food really quick! I did a ton of water changes and was way over skimming and it seemed to keep fairly clean.

Tyler

hud3339
07-20-2011, 4:55 PM
I had one 3 years ago, NO CUC triggers would always eat them. Live stock 1 huma huma trigger, 1 clown trigger, 1 dragon wrasse, 1 Powder blue, 1 snowflake eel, and 3 yellow tangs

jimknutson
07-20-2011, 6:04 PM
I have seen anglers and sting fish for sale at a lfs. I always wondered what kind of tankmates they could have

gnashty
07-20-2011, 7:15 PM
I recommend a puffer, might be a tight squeeze but they are awesome fish. I wish I could put one in my reef tank without devastation.

IVEgotCRABS
07-20-2011, 7:27 PM
yea i want a starry puffer but they get to be 2'6"
def gonna get a Porcupine Puffer

IVEgotCRABS
07-22-2011, 9:04 AM
anyone else
what was your fish list

Midas
07-22-2011, 9:26 AM
Regarding the Clean Up Crew, has anyone tried Long Spined Sea Urchins? They can be helpful for algae, and would seem difficult for most predators to kill/eat.

jp30338
07-22-2011, 10:47 AM
I have a 210g predator my stock list is:

Porc Puffer
Goldflake Angel
Sharptail Eel
Lunare Wrasse
Blackback butterfly
Saddleback Butterfly
Blonde Naso Tang

I had a marbeled coral cat shark, but I gave it to someone with a bigger tank.

Working on getting a radiata lion and prolly another butterfly and regal angel.

As for CuC your best option would be the long spine black urchin imo.

LegalReefer
07-22-2011, 12:48 PM
Pics or you dont really have/had a predator tank!!!!!

itsamyheff
07-22-2011, 1:11 PM
I have a stars and strips puffer, mappa puffer, Lawn mower blenny, and a couple damsels I can't catch to get them out of there. I have a long tentacle urchin and 2 halloween crabs. They leave these guys only but eat anything else you put in the tank.

PufferChris
07-22-2011, 3:52 PM
urchins wont really work if you have triggers my clown trigger would just flip them over and dinners served ;)

IVEgotCRABS
07-22-2011, 6:24 PM
urchins wont really work if you have triggers my clown trigger would just flip them over and dinners served ;)

then those are out of the question
i have to have the clown trigger

just bought 2 yellow tangs to help with any future algae issues

IVEgotCRABS
07-22-2011, 6:49 PM
Pics or you dont really have/had a predator tank!!!!!

is this better

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz181/jacobsresufacing/my%20tank/noname1-3.jpg

BuddyRo
07-22-2011, 7:00 PM
Enjoy!!!

‪BuddyRo's Predator Reef‬‏ - YouTube