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Old 03-11-2014, 10:00 PM   #51
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As far as stocking, you can either go for a half dozen medium sized fish or 20 or more small fish. I would tend to like the variety so I would go with smaller fish like gobies, some wrasses, lots of cool shrimp, clown fish, fire fish, Chromis, etc.

The real reef is like this, from a distance you see the parrot fish and the tangs, but the real action is in that one foot square piece of reef that has a hundred different things living in it.
Thats what I want, as far as big fish ill only have the kole and maybe a mimic lemonpeel tang since I cant have a yellow tang, does a Midas Benny count as a large fish? I have a six-line wrasse and a caramel clown that needs a mate, I wouldnt mind a school of firefish and blue reef chromis. I love the look of alot of activity. Also I have a snowflake eel.
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I am sure you are aware the eel is a predator. Keep an eye on him, especially around little fish like fire fish that hide in holes that might have a eel in it. Midas blennies are cool, but also very territorial. I had a Midas yesterday kill a little cherub angelfish right in front of me because the angel got in his hole. I had never seen this behavior before, so now I know what not to mix with a Midas. A school of fire fish, or Chromis is a nice idea and not much money. Just beware the eel especially when he gets bigger. Which he will.
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I am sure you are aware the eel is a predator. Keep an eye on him, especially around little fish like fire fish that hide in holes that might have a eel in it. Midas blennies are cool, but also very territorial. I had a Midas yesterday kill a little cherub angelfish right in front of me because the angel got in his hole. I had never seen this behavior before, so now I know what not to mix with a Midas. A school of fire fish, or Chromis is a nice idea and not much money. Just beware the eel especially when he gets bigger. Which he will.
Im aware, does he get less clumsy and better at hunting fish the bigger he gets? I think ill do that, a small school of firefish and blue reef chromis.
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They are just near sighted. He can be plenty agile and they are very accurate jumpers
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They are just near sighted. He can be plenty agile and they are very accurate jumpers
Well, all the more reason I have 1/4" glass tops on my tank plus a completely sealed canopy I just finished.
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Be sure you can get some airflow going to help gas exchange. Sounds eel proof.
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Be sure you can get some airflow going to help gas exchange. Sounds eel proof.
The toas have 3 fans each so they ventilated pretty well inside the canopy, I might cut some small holes on the very top to let gasses escape, thanks for reminding me greg.
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That should do the trick. If you end up with ph swings, you will need that extra ventilation.
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Anyone else have stocking suggestions? I've had some great ones so far!
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Foxface? I always liked them
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