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Old 07-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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The clowns are my OGs . And they did the same thing to an angel ( which I know NOW didn't belong in the 20... Blame the LFS)
It would get bullied into the back, not be allowed to eat, and be hermit chow one morning.

They pretty much forced me to upgrade and now that I have they have their area and everyone gets along.

Maybe just add the clowns last? And rearranging the LR always confused them into not being jerks for a day.
I have 1 now and its scared of everything in the tank, including the mushroom coral. U was going to add a second one next time at the fish store
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Maybe add the fire fish at the same time?

I fee like my clowns got a lot more aggressive once they were paired
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #13
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Maybe add the fire fish at the same time?

I fee like my clowns got a lot more aggressive once they were paired
I might do that. I gathered pariring causing aggression
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Here are some thoughts on your stock list. First off, pass on the tang. A scopas gets as big as a dinner plate and has no place in a 55g tank.

Secondly, wait on the mandarin for some time. There wont be enough pods or food in the tank if its new for quite a while. getting an ORA mandarin is also another thing I would suggest when its time to get one as they have a better chance of eating prepared foods.

And finally, 2 pairs of clowns in a 55g will kill each other eventually. i had two pairs in my 6 foot tank and after about 3 months of being happy together the one pair went blood crazy on the other pair and I had to remove a pair or face them dying. I happened to have a place to put them so it worked out but most people dont have multiple tanks.

Everything else looks good. There are plenty of options for fish so dont worry about not having the tang, you can get a cool fish that is appropriate for your tank withotu much effort.

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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Here are some thoughts on your stock list. First off, pass on the tang. A scopas gets as big as a dinner plate and has no place in a 55g tank.

Secondly, wait on the mandarin for some time. There wont be enough pods or food in the tank if its new for quite a while. getting an ORA mandarin is also another thing I would suggest when its time to get one as they have a better chance of eating prepared foods.

And finally, 2 pairs of clowns in a 55g will kill each other eventually. i had two pairs in my 6 foot tank and after about 3 months of being happy together the one pair went blood crazy on the other pair and I had to remove a pair or face them dying. I happened to have a place to put them so it worked out but most people dont have multiple tanks.

Everything else looks good. There are plenty of options for fish so dont worry about not having the tang, you can get a cool fish that is appropriate for your tank withotu much effort.

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Oh dear that is what is currently in my tank. But thanks for the input!

The tang is tiny and we know he will have to be rehomed/or we will have to upgrade....

My mandarin has gained a significant amount of weight just in the two weeks we have had him, he was starving in a tank with no sub strait at a LFS.

And my clowns are just one pair. 1 black clown and 1 orange clown. I'd never have more than 2 they are already bullies as is.

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Maybe buy pods to keep up the stock on your tank.. takes a while for them to establish enough to where your mandarin wont wipe them all out
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Oh dear that is what is currently in my tank. But thanks for the input!

The tang is tiny and we know he will have to be rehomed/or we will have to upgrade....

My mandarin has gained a significant amount of weight just in the two weeks we have had him, he was starving in a tank with no sub strait at a LFS.

And my clowns are just one pair. 1 black clown and 1 orange clown. I'd never have more than 2 they are already bullies as is.

Ill take the scopas tang when he's too big
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The sand sifting starfish is one of those that usually starves to death in people's tanks as well. Most just don't have a big enough or established enough sand bed to keep one.

The midas goby is really nice, I would do either that or 1 firefish goby. The midas goby can be aggressive towards a firefish and the firefish wouldn't stand a chance against one; and multiple firefish can be aggressive towards each other.

Also +1 on the clown stocking

Have you thought about an orchid dottyback? They are a beautiful purple color and would fit in well with your stock.

A Chromis and a cardinal fish would fit in with your stocking as well.
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