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  1. adnaan

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    H I'm running a cold water tank with a few anemoine ,10kg liverock
    Some starfish ,soft coral ,about 6 tube worms ,I think I made a mistake
    To add a rock steenbras to my reef ,do u guys think he'll destroy my reef cos
    It looks lik he's starting to become too at home an he's starting to bite my hard coral an
    An my fan worms ,was it a terrible mistake ??
     
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    Hi @adnaan
    Welcome to MASA.
    Not a lot of coldwater systems on the forum.

    Can you tell us a bit more of your setup? Size, lights, filtration, etc.
    Maybe share some pics with us picaholics :)
    As far as memory serves me, the steenbras are quite big fish? Not quite suitable for home aquariums.
     
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    Hello and welcome adnaan

    Are you running a local species cold water setup?
    How big is the steenbra now? They do grow rather big. How big is your tank.
    If you need to pass it on, you can contact Tow Oceans Aquarium and ask them if they want it.

    else you can make Fish and Chips.

    But on a more serious note, if all your livestock and rocks are local and you never had any imported fish in your system. Then you can release it. But if you do have any foreign fish, rather not, as you should not risk spreading foreign sickness in our seas.
     
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    Max sizes
    White Steenbra 100cm
    West Coast Steenbra 100cm
    Sand Steenbra can attain 50cm, but in SA waters they are about 30cm.
    The Red Steenbra can attain 200cm. That is BIG

    The books I got with me now do not list a Rock Steenbra. Unless you are referring to a Rockcod. They vary from 30cm to 150cm depending on species.

    Maybe upload a picture.
     

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