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Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Bangalang » Wed 29 Jul, 2015 8:10 pm

Just wondering if there were any Rabbitfish/foxface that would be suitable for a 3x2x2? Its a pretty open scape with plenty of swim room. I have heard some people say no but there is plenty of online sites that say 265L minimum for a foxface.
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby satyr » Mon 03 Aug, 2015 11:09 am

Remember they grow to 9-16 inches long. I'd say this is why the large volume is recommended. My tank is the same size and i bought a 3 inch long one on Saturday. You can find smaller ones that will likely consume all your algae before they outgrow your tank. Just bear in mind, at some point the fish will need a bigger home.
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Rod the Reefer » Mon 03 Aug, 2015 2:57 pm

I believe the One Spot is the smallest at 7 inches.

I had the magnificent (9in) my 6ft and I thought he was too big for the tank, so I'd say no.

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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Bangalang » Mon 03 Aug, 2015 6:02 pm

Cheers guys I was hoping there was a smaller one than the 1 spot that I just hadn't heard of. Back to the old drawing board I guess...
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Sailfin » Mon 03 Aug, 2015 8:32 pm

Only way mate is get a juvie and move on with size

If you want it for algae control go for a blenny (lawnmower)
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Bangalang » Wed 05 Aug, 2015 9:32 pm

Cheers mate. I have a blue spot lawnmower but he really doesnt seem to be interested in any algae from inside the tank. He looks great but is a terrible worker...... :wall:
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Sailfin » Thu 06 Aug, 2015 11:19 am

Make sure you have the correct Blenny ( Salarias fasciatus ) they can vary sometimes a bit lighter in colour
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Aussie Mcgee » Mon 10 Aug, 2015 11:58 am

I have seen the yellow blotch rabbit fish available in wa, I got a couple earlier this year but they were timid and disappeared pretty quickly.
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Re: Are there any Rabbitfish for a smaller tank?

Postby Bangalang » Mon 10 Aug, 2015 1:49 pm

Cheers mate they look preety cool. At 1ft 4inches I think it may be a touch on the large side for me but haha
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