Marine GSP tankmates

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Marine GSP tankmates

Post by Hillehaus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:25 am

I have a feeling I know the answer; however, I wanted to run a quick check.

I'm planning a 40g Breeder marine tank to move my GSP into in the next couple of months (as soon as my back heals and I finish building the stand i'll order the live rock and begin the cycle) and I wanted to know if stocking a single lawnmower blenny once the tank is mature and has something for it to graze on, and/or a single tomato would be setting the stage for disaster.

My initial gut feeling is 40g breeder is too small.

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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by hadla » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:04 am

Yeah I think most people here would say it's too small... Maybe a 55 would be better? My 29g inhabitants are moving into the 55 and the 29 will become a sump/Rogers new home...

Edit: it really depends on your gsp... Olive has been very nice to everything in her tank, but I know she could turn at any time... That's why I'm going to set up the 55 with small caves and crevices she couldn't squeeze into
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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:57 am

Definitely NO tankmates in a 40g. The LR will be taking up a lot of room in there, if you follow the 1 1/2-2lbs per gal rule with it.
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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by Welch4 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:02 pm

40 is too small. I tried a single small dragon goby in with my gsp in a 40 long. Purley for its sand cleaning but he has grown extremely fast, has gotten very territorial, and has started to bite my gsp. Time to go.
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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by Welch4 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:04 pm

hadla wrote:Yeah I think most people here would say it's too small... Maybe a 55 would be better? My 29g inhabitants are moving into the 55 and the 29 will become a sump/Rogers new home...

Edit: it really depends on your gsp... Olive has been very nice to everything in her tank, but I know she could turn at any time... That's why I'm going to set up the 55 with small caves and crevices she couldn't squeeze into
OMG i never though of that! Im in the process of moving to a traditional stand and sump and have always wanted a mantis. YES!!!!
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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by Hillehaus » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:25 pm

Great! Thanks for the replies. That's pretty much what I figured. At the end of the day, it's the GSP's "forever" home. No need to crowd it out.

I'm thinking about housing most of my live rock in the sump with just enough rock in the display to keep the GSP comfortable and not bored.

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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by El Scorpio » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:09 pm

I agree. I had a 40 gallon breeder with a GSP and a bullet goby and it seemed crowded. Fortunately they got along fine with each other, but if I ever planned to do that again I'd upgrade to at least a 55.

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Re: Marine GSP tankmates

Post by luigimbu » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:52 pm

My marine gsp attacks anything I try to put in his tank!:-(

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