06-20-2008, 10:12 PM
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Re: HELP!- Panther Grouper
Originally Posted by LXA_905
I have a 55gal. with about 20lb of live rock. There is a banded coral shrimp, brittle star, 6-line wrasse, maroon clown, purple tang and a panther grouper.
Nitrate? Alkilinity? pH?
I can't answer your question yet, but this setup was looking for a problem. Your are extremely overstocked. The Panther Grouper alone in a 55 gallon aquarium would have presented problems eventually. This fish has an extreme growth rate and can not develop properly inside such a small aquarium environment. The Purple Tang will probably not be far behind, as this is a fish that requires a ton of swimming space and has a maxium size of nearly 12''. Your aquarium is only 48'' in length, so you can easily see the problems developing here.
We will try our best to help, but the only long term solution is to change your fish selections or upgrade your aquarium size.