What fish for FOWLR

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  1. Pat24601

    Pat24601 Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to figure out what fish to research for my 65 gallon FOWLR. I know that's a bit small for a FOWLR, but it's the size my wife has approved. :)

    This is what I have on my list so far just looking through liveaquaria and talking to my LFS. Some are definitely a stretch, but I'm trying to keep the list more expansive and I'll narrow down later.

    Any thoughts? Anything I missed?

    Bennett's Sharpnose or Porcupine Puffer (feeding)
    flame angel
    Pearscale butterfly
    Angler ??? (feeder shrimp)
    eel (probably not)
    one spot foxface
    flame hawkfish
    Lionfish (poison)
    blue dot jawfish
    triggerfish? (probably too big)
    pink-face wrasse (or other wrasse)
     
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    I've never been much on puffers, so I'd tend to leave those out, but this is a personal choice, not a compatibility one.

    Anglers and lionfish can eat fish almost as large as they are and they grow. I have had lionfish, but in my "old age" I tend not to get anything that can really do me in. Definitely a fish you don't want if you have young kids around.

    Triggers can be tricky. Many of the most colorful species get really nasty as they mature and would make your project a "one fish" tank.

    My best advice is choose evach fish carefully, and don't be in a rush to fill it up. Make sure each fish is a real gem and really adds something to the tank.
     
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    Great advice as always, Dave!
     
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    I agree with Dave . At least think twice about the angler. I'm setting up a fowlr also. If I end up with a reef friendly one, It won't be because I chose it for that reason ! LOL
     
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    Oh yeah, what kind of FOWLR are you setting up? I'm sure I'm going to be jealous.
     
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    Oh I don't know about that now. I'm no expert & have all the same beginner probs I had years ago !
     
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