Monodactylus sebae in a 120gal?

Xeno

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Hey,
I am upgrading my current "predator" tank to a second 6.5ft aquarium.
So I've got a 120gal/ 5ft by 20in by 2ft left then.
I want to put my 3 Gymnothorax tile, my Gobioides broussonnetii and my Allenbatrachus grunniens in this tank but those are all species that do not get any use of the 2ft high tank.
I would LOVE to keep a small group of Monodactylus sebae, like 3 of them.
But I don't know if the tank is large enough to keep them long term.

(Sality is at ~ 1.010)
 

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Hey,
are you sure?
It's 5ft by 20in.
And tbh I wouldn't know any other species to keep in there.
Maybe Terapon jarbua.
 

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Jaruba are very active and can reach over twelve inches in length.
 

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Hey I think you'll be just fine if you can manage to get food to all the bottom dwellers. Throw another powerhead or koralia or two in there if you don't already have a ton of flow and you'll be good.
 
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How about getting a purple spaghetti/pink paddle tail eel and then some chromides as dithers?
 

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Hey,
Moringua?
Nah they'd end up as food!

I mean I could go for a Toxotes chatareus/jaculatrix and some more morays as well...
 

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Xeno Xeno So how did this work out?

I'm on my second brackish tank ever, currently growing 6 mono sebae, plus a few mollies and guppies, in a 55g with a 20g sump.

1.010 density, and everyone is doing well and eating lots of spirulina etc. Mollies breeding constantly. Lots of molly fry in a nursery tank now, but the female guppies were all eaten ;(

I'm going to either sell off 4 Monos, or get a bigger tank for these, as they are already up to 7" tall.
 

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Hey,
I did not buy the monos after seeing some adult specimen.
A 5ft tank won't be large enough for a decent group.
 
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